Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mr. M. Myers House - Norfolk, Virginia

Down near the heart of Norfolk, this brick Federal style house was home to the first Jewish settlers of Norfolk and one of America's first millionaires, Moses Myers.  After he and his wife Elizah immigrated from England and built this 13 room home, they filled it with complimentary Federal style furnishings and a dozen children!  The home remained in the family for five generations until then Mayor Barton Myers turned the historic house over to become a museum telling a time of early Norfolk.

Pictured on the right is a ornate bird cage.  What it is made of is somewhat unknown to the curator and myself as well, but it does have an appear of being either porcelain or even a bone of some sort.

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