Look! MORE Photos of the Nineteenth Century Club

photos by Vance Lauderdale

You asked for them, so here they are: even more photos of the interior of the Nineteenth Century Club. These were taken in December 2011, during an estate sale on the property. And just as with those I posted last week, I apologize for the darkness and graininess of the images.

They show the grand rooms downstairs, with their wonderful woodwork and handpainted wallpaper, along with some shots of the somewhat plainer — but still very attractive — rooms on the second floor. I also included a shot of the old servants' indicator box, with an arrow pointing to which room had summoned the hired help.

And what seems to be a mannequin standing by the window in one photo? She wasn't there when I took the picture. Just one of the building's ghosts — and without hands!

Enjoy them while you can. Click on them to see them full-width, and be sure to notice all the "orbs" in the images.


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Ask Vance is the blog of Vance Lauderdale, the award-winning columnist of Memphis magazine and MBQ: Inside Memphis Business.  Vance is the author of three books: Ask Vance: The Best Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine's History and Trivia Expert (2003), as well as Ask Vance: More Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine's History Expert (2011) and Vance Lauderdale's Lost Memphis (2013). He is also the recipient of quite a few nice awards, the creator of several eye-catching wall calendars, and the only person we know with a vintage shock-treatment machine in his den. 

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