The Taylor-Pope House was built c. 1902 by Major Bayard Taylor, a leading figure in Magnolia's bulb-producing industry. The house was built in the Neoclassical revival style. It is two off-set I-houses fronted by a massive two-story portico with gable returns and supported by paired columns. A spacious single-story porch topped by a balustrade extends across the front facade.
The Taylor family later sold the property to the Popes. Melvin Pope became the Fire Chief in 1950 and served as Magnolia's mayor from 1975-1983.
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