McGehee House - Hammond, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member scrambler390
N 30° 29.721 W 090° 27.297
15R E 744274 N 3376429
Privately owned home, now known as The Michabelle Inn & Restaurant, a Bed and Breakfast which also hosts weddings and other planned events.
Waymark Code: WM7VAP
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 12/06/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Home is easy to find and a great location. parking at a local park and walking to home is best bet, as it is located on a busy residential street. I found 2 really good sites for a history. First the Inn's official website, located here.

More good brief history, taken from the City of Hammond's walking tour guide, located here, states:

Until the 1950's the McGehee House was alone in the wooded countryside east of the town of Hammond. Since then several shops and ranch houses have been built in the vicinity, though the area is still largely rural. The two story frame house has 14 foot ceilings on both floors. The ground floor has a central hall plan but with a variation inspired by the then dying influence of the Queen Anne Revival. The hall has a massive brick fireplace and merges with a large front room through a monumental composite order colonnade. The staircase is set at right angles to the central hall and turns back on itself, leaving a large landing open to the aforementioned front room in a boldly 3 dimensional effect. Thus the house contains what amounts to a Queen Anne living hall.
Street address:
1106 S. Holly St
Hammond, LA USA

County / Borough / Parish: Tangipahoa

Year listed: 1982

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Domestic. Sub - Single Dwelling

Current function: Domestic. Sub - Single Dwelling (Inn & Restaurant)

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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