the WB PETTIBONE MANSION
Here's a snapshot of what this old girl looked like in the early
She was new in 1889.
The damage to the lattice around the base of the porch in this photo was repaired years ago,
but once again deteriorated as time passed.
In 2007, Norm removed
and we dismantled each of them
board by board,
so that we could replace rotted wooden slats and
Three of the panels are curved.
That project was quite a chore.
Thankfully they are all
Our research has divulged that exterior colors in this photo were
Gray and White. However, while scraping down to the wood in
September of 2016, we found that the house was originally painted a
shade of green with white trim. The paint we uncovered appears to be
a good match to "Tiffany Moss Green" Benjamin Moore Heritage color
number 94374 from 1820-1920.
As is typical with any 128 plus year old Victorian Wood Framed
house, maintenance is ongoing. An amazing percentage of the wood on the
exterior is original, as well as the glass in clear and
stained glass windows!! Exterior painting began in the spring,
and continued through summer and autumn, 2016. Norm and Judy have
performed as both innkeepers and painters in 2016, among other
duties. Several areas of the exterior of the house have been
completed. Judy especially loves the sky blue color of the ceiling
of the wrap around verandah. The final day of painting of the porch
ceiling was November 18, however with some warmer temperatures
occurring, Judy completed the trim work around the ceiling on December 6,
2016! All of the lathe turned porch posts are
painted with accent colors being applied in 2017. The north side of
the house is complete up to the top of the 2nd floor, and the back
tower has been repaired and lap boards replaced. Painting in 2017
began in April, but not to worry, guests will not be inconvenienced.
Summer 2018, will bring a
painting crew from St Charles, who will tackle all the high areas on
the north and west sides. Our next project, will be finishing the
the three sections of curved porch railings, and painting the metal
spiral stairs on the west side. The replacement
of the custom fabricated curved porch railing will be tackled as
soon as the weather permits in the Spring.
than 129 years ago, Wilson B Pettibone,
a wealthy lumber baron and
also known as one of Hannibal's greatest
built this Victorian jewel
for his wife Laura. Mr Pettibone saw fit to
use many of
his fine woods to grace the foyer, parlors,
dining room, library,
and staircase. The
woodwork is ornate and original as are the
fireplace tiles, stained glass
windows and gas/electric light fixtures.
With comfort in mind, the Reagans have decorated
to allow guests
a bit of the Victorian era. In July,
the original Tiger Oak floor
was exposed/refinished in the dining room.
Join us in this Lumberman's
During warm months,
enjoy the flowering tropicals,
as you stroll the verandah.
Beware the fleeting jewels,
to and from
from late April through early October.
Or just "sit a spell"
experience the sights and sounds
sleepy Mississippi River town.
Inspected & Approved by:
Bed & Breakfast Inns of Missouri, Marion County Health
Department, & Hallmark Insurance
Reagan's Queen Anne
Privately owned and
Dr. Norman C. Reagan
313 North Fifth Street ~ Hannibal, MO 63401 USA
Reservations calls are taken
from 9 AM ~ 9 PM, seven days per week.
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