This beautiful home is one of the more historic homes in Meridian. It is owned and operated by Meridian Restorations Foundation, which was formed in 1968 to save and restore the building. Merrehope is available to rent for conferences, weddings and other events. Visitors to the home will get a glimpse as to what life was like for the families who lived here in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
Backstory and Context
Subsequent owners expanded and renovated the house. Between 1915-1968 it was rented out, used as a boarding house, and then divided in eight apartments. The foundation bought it in 1968 and it has been undergoing a slow process of restoration ever since.
"Merrenhope." Accessed September 7, 2017. http://www.merrehope.com/history.html.
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