Revised 2007

The Dining Room

This is the Dining Room. It was originally a bedroom. The original dining room was located in the much larger room across the hall. That room is now Terry Honan’s mother’s bedroom. The Honan’s plan to eventually move the dining room back to its original location across the hall and will make this into a library.

The table is set with the silver, crystal and china of five generations of the ladies that have lived in this house.

Some of Mollie Petry’s silver was made by her father, Montross Hyatt. He was Eufaula’s first silversmith. He moved here in 1840 when the town was still named Irwinton. You will often find his maker’s mark on the back of old silver in Eufaula.

The soup terrene belonged to Terry’s great-grandmother, Mary Virginia White.

The carpet is a Mashad.

The silver tray on the buffet belonged to Terry’s aunt, Mary Stewart Carter. It had belonged to King Farouk of Egypt. You will see that it has the Egyptian royal crest on it. She was living at Cairo when General Nasser overthrew King Farouk. She bought the tray at a “garage sale” they had in the royal palace after the revolution.