The Magevney House is one of the oldest remaining homes in Memphis, TN. The structure was built by Irish immigrant and pioneer teacher Eugene Magevney in the mid-1830s. The home is most widely known for its connection to Memphis religious history. The first Catholic mass in Memphis was held at the Magevney House in 1839. A Memphis priest performed the first Catholic marriage ceremony in 1840 and the first Catholic baptism was conducted in the home in 1841.
Backstory and Context
Sullivan, Robert. "Magevney House." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. November 6, 1973. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/b509152b-85d7-4278-ab33-f187f55dcbcf.