Before and After: Meridian’s Merrehope

Most of us know of Meridian’s National Register-listed museum house Merrehope. Today’s Before and After is actually an After and Before, showing what Merrehope looked like in the 1880s and before the major renovation and additions of the turn of the 20th century. According to the National Register nomination and the Merrehope website, this 1880s appearance was itself a second-generation appearance, having evolved from an 1850s cottage. The house is open for tours–for hours, check out the Merrehope website for more information.

Merrehope, Meridian, MS. Used with permission, copyright (

"Merrehope" before it was "Merrehope" as seen in the 1888 Meridian City Directory.

Categories: Architectural Research, Historic Preservation

7 replies

  1. Interesting. I like the old house a lot better…


  2. Tut, tut. “Young minds, fresh ideas. Be tolerant!”


  3. My grandfather Lloyd lived there!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: