The Alpha Blonde


This article was written on 07 Jul 2010, and is filled under 31 days of Fresno: Summer Edition, Meux Home.

31 Days- Summer Edition: Day 7- Meux Home

The Meux Home is a subtle reminder that Downtown is where Fresno really became Fresno.

It stands out on the corner of Tulare and R, a Victorian home that just oozes class and elegance.

And it’s a museum.

And a wedding venue.

And a part of our story as Fresnans.

The house was built in 1888, the Meux family moving into it in January 1889, and it was occupied by a Meux family member until the 1970’s. These days it is in the hands of the City of Fresno, and you can take a tour of it and get an idea of how people lived here over a hundred years ago. (Without AC!)

I love it because I like anything that requires passion to keep it around. This is a place that requires upkeep not only of the grounds but also of the memories and history around it. When I went for the first time as a kid I was amazed by the concept that Fresno hasn’t always been the Fresno we live in today. A Lady’s Chair? It filled my mind with the big ole dresses and corsets and awesome hair and hats and gloves and covered ankles. I had never thought about our community as being one of those kinds of places that had, you know… ladies. It helped me to appreciate where I lived at a young age.

Take a tour, see for yourself why this is one of Fresno’s beautiful gems.


  1. Aurore
    July 7, 2010

    This is such an amazing place. We should do tea here.

  2. Kim
    July 8, 2010

    Yes! That would be lovely

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