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Site Spotlight: Starr Family Home

Maplecroft, more commonly known as the Starr Family Home, will be the host site of our 2022 Annual Conference; and it is TLHA's pleasure to present this historic property as our first site spotlight.

The family moved to Marshall in 1870 and established Marshall's first bank James H. Starr and Son. Dr. Starr purchased the property where the home now stands in 1870 and he and Harriett lived in the Rosemont Plantation with their five children. Today the Rosemont Cottage is the only remaining portion of that antebellum mansion.

In 1871 James and Harriett's son Frank and his wife Clara Fry Clapp built Maplecroft in which to raise their six daughters. The property stayed within the family until it was donated to the State in 1968. The home boasts many of the family's original furnishings and an extensive collection of 1800s vintage clothing including a formal gown of Sarah Fry Clapp, mother of Clara Starr.

Registrations to join us at Conference should open mid October.

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