In the late 1800's, the growth of Marietta saw changes occur in the Church Street area. From a sparsely settled street with three antebellum farms with substantial residences, it evolved into more of a residential neighborhood. This charming "meandering" bungalow was built in 1925, in that neighborhood known as the Sessions Addition created by Morgan McNeel. The original owner was Minnie Lou McNeel. She lived in the house until she sold it to the Dodd family in 1941. Mr. Dodd died in the 80's, but Mrs. Dodd continued to reside in the house until 2003.
After that, Brad and Becky Cook purchased the house and completely renovated it. They gutted the kitchen, added two rooms and renovated the attic, making sure the old look of the original house is consistent throughout the new section. In 2010, Kelly and Edward Lloyd bought the property. They added the picket fence and the shed, which they call the "purple barn." The house is furnished throughout with family heirlooms – of special note is the painted family tree in the back hallway.
Tickets can be purchased at the Marietta Visitors Bureau and at any of the participating tour homes. Tickets can be purchased for day tours, candlelight tours, or a combination ticket including both.
Day Tour: $25.00
Candlelight Tour: $20.00
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