The Magoffin Home, built in 1875, is a combination of the local adobe style combined with Greek revival details and is an example of the Territorial style. The thick adobe walls keep the house cool in the summer heat and warm in the winter. The house consists of three wings, each built at a different time, the last being built in the 1880s as the center that connected the two previous wings. There are 19 rooms, 8 fireplaces, and 14-foot (4.3 m) ceilings. Members of the family lived in it for 110 years, and many of the original furnishings are still displayed, including a 13-foot-tall (4.0 m) half-canopy bed.
Built by pioneer Joseph Magoffin, he lived there with his wife, Octavia (MacGreal) until their deaths. Their daughter, Josephine, who had married William Jefferson Glasgow, a future Brigadier General in an extravaganza newspapers hailed as the 'wedding of the century', inherited the house. The last member of the family to live in the home was Octavia Magoffin Glasgow, Josephine's daughter, who died in 1986. Shy but friendly spirits reportedly still inhabit the home.
By daggerwell @ 2012-04-13 08:28:24