John Jay French Museum, Beaumont, TX Photos

The John Jay French Museum, the oldest & the oldest fully-restored house (1845) (3025 French Road) in Beaumont, TX. It is one of the first two story homes or painted homes in the area. The museum, managed by the Beaumont Historical Society, demonstrates the life of a prosperous Texas family from 1845-65, and contains a number of original French family pieces.

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John Jay French Museum one of the first two-story painted houses on the Texas Gulf. Beaumont, TX.Brick chimney at John Jay French Museum, the oldest fully-restored house in Beaumont, TX.Dog trot central hallway at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Central hallway ceiling with original coat of buttermilk paint made blue with indigo at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
John Jay French Museum (1845) (3025 French Road) one of the first two-story painted houses on the Texas Gulf. Beaumont, TX.Brick chimney at John Jay French Museum, the oldest fully-restored house in Beaumont, TX.Dog trot central hallway at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Central hallway ceiling with original coat of buttermilk paint made blue with indigo at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Small bed & chair in hallway at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Cannonball bed in Mr. & Mrs. French's bedroom at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Needlework sampler at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Fireplace with mantle clock in Mr. & Mrs. French's bedroom at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Small bed & chair in hallway at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Cannonball bed in Mr. & Mrs. French's bedroom at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Needlework sampler (1845) at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Fireplace with mantle clock in Mr. & Mrs. French's bedroom at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Portrait of son of Mr. & Mrs. French at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Portrait of son of Mr. & Mrs. French at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Clock by Seth Thomas with face replaced by Mr. French at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Wash stand & mirror in Mr. & Mrs. French's bedroom at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Portrait of son of Mr. & Mrs. French at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Portrait of son of Mr. & Mrs. French at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Clock by Seth Thomas with face replaced by Mr. French at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Wash stand & mirror in Mr. & Mrs. French's bedroom at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Wash stand with pitcher & basin in Mr. & Mrs. French's bedroom at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Clothing hung on pegs in Mr. & Mrs. French's bedroom at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Original ladder back chair with cow hide seat at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Bureau with bleeding horn on top in John Jay Junior's bedroom at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Wash stand with pitcher & basin in Mr. & Mrs. French's bedroom at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Clothing hung on pegs in Mr. & Mrs. French's bedroom at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Original ladder back chair with cow hide seat at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Bureau with bleeding horn on top in John Jay Junior's bedroom at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Drop-front desk with support cords & shelf clock in Mr. French's office at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Gothic style shelf clock on Mr. French's desk at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Stoneware spittoon & jug at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Poster with portraits of U.S. Presidents at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Drop-front desk with support cords & shelf clock in Mr. French's office at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Gothic style shelf clock on Mr. French's desk at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Stoneware spittoon & jug at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Poster with portraits of U.S. Presidents (c1853) at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Catching Rabbits lithograph by Alphonse Leon-Noel, published by Goupil & Co. at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Lady's side saddle at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Stitching horse used by harness maker's to clamp leather being stitched at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.A.H. Gale & Co of New York piano with Nightingale sheet music at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Catching Rabbits lithograph (1854) by Alphonse Leon-Noel, published by Goupil & Co. at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Lady's side saddle at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Stitching horse used by harness maker's to clamp leather being stitched at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.A.H. Gale & Co of New York piano with Nightingale sheet music at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Music box given to Mr. French on his 12th birthday at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Cast iron heating stove at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Three wick whale oil burning brass lamp at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Drawing of White Crowned Sparrow by J.J. Audubon at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Music box given to Mr. French on his 12th birthday at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Cast iron heating stove at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Three wick whale oil burning brass lamp at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Drawing of White Crowned Sparrow by J.J. Audubon at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Second story room of the John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Bed & crib on second story at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Washing basin & pitcher at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Mantel clock at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Second story room of the John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Bed & crib on second story at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Washing basin & pitcher at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Mantel clock at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Wooden rocker & hat box at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Wardrobe closet at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Community quilting table with ropes to move up to ceiling when not in use at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Three antique hand-made dolls - corn cob, walnut head, & pecan head - in crib at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Wooden rocker & hat box at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Wardrobe closet at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Community quilting table with ropes to move up to ceiling when not in use at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Three antique hand-made dolls - corn cob, walnut head, & pecan head - in crib at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Detached dining room & kitchen at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Place setting & serving dishes at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Cruet set at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Fine china in corner cabinet at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Detached dining room & kitchen at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Place setting & serving dishes at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Cruet set at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Fine china in corner cabinet at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Decorative pottery tea set & fine china display at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Sideboard at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Pie safe built by Mr. French at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Cooking utensils at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Decorative pottery tea set & fine china display at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Sideboard at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Pie safe built by Mr. French at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Cooking utensils at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Spice box at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Corn husk broom at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Wash house at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Wash house interior at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Spice box at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Corn husk broom at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Wash house at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Wash house interior at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Smoke house at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Sorghum or sugar cane press at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Detail of sorghum or sugar cane press at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Detail of sorghum or sugar cane press made by Blymyer Iron Works, Cincinnati OH, at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Smoke house at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Sorghum or sugar cane press at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Detail of sorghum or sugar cane press at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Detail of sorghum or sugar cane press made by Blymyer Iron Works, Cincinnati OH, at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Re-creation of tannery operated by French family at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.French Family Cemetery at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Family tombstone in French Family Cemetery at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Wrap around porch of reception building at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
Re-creation of tannery (original location unknown) operated by French family at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.French Family Cemetery at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Family tombstone in French Family Cemetery at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Wrap around porch of reception building at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.
David French house used as reception building at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.


David French house used as reception building at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.



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