Fayetteville House Gallery
Fireplace with pictures of John and Robert Holliday
One of the upstairs back bedrooms has been fitted out as a tribute to the two cousins who became dentists.
On the left, Robert Alexander Holliday and on the right John Henry Holliday (unauthenticated)
Robert Alexander Holliday graduated three years after John Henry from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery and it would be nice to think they had plans of going into partnership and setting up a dental practice together. In any event, Robert did not take on a partner until three years after John's death -
Robert Alexander Holliday was the third son of Dr. John Stiles and Parmelia Ware Holliday and died in Atlanta on November 9, 1906
The upstairs landing (hallway) looking from back to front.
The Master Bedroom, now the 'Margaret Mitchell' room is on the right
Dental Equipment For Sale $100,000
This small box (palm sized) of portable dental implements, purporting to have belonged to John Henry, was sold for $100,000.00 in 1998. It had previously been on show in the house. The question is, did it ever belong to John Henry? There seems to be a letter 's' carved' in the ivory inlay in the centre of the box. So could it have belonged to Dr. John Stiles Holliday and perhaps given to John?
Dental Equipment Open
Inside of the box, showing the ivory handle which fitted onto all the implements. These two pictures are photographs of photographs, the box, once on loan to the house, having just been sold and removed when we visited. Michelle Cox informed us that the box had originally been found in Colorado
Fireplace with pictures of Mattie and John Holliday
Edna with pictures of Mattie and John (unauthenticated)
The door behind me is a closet. All the bedrooms had large walk-
Mattie Holliday Photo
Martha Anne Holliday, (1849-
Mattie's Great Uncle, Philip Fitzgerald, was Great grandfather to Margaret Mitchell who wrote 'Gone with the Wind'. It is understood she based the character of Gerald O'Hara on him, and that of Melanie Wilkes on Sister Mary Melanie.
Margaret Mitchell Room
Mantle in the Margaret Mitchell room. Michelle Cox pointing out the photographs which are left to right 1) The House. 2) Small blow-
When we visited in 1998, the house was being decorated. Here in the parlour, our guide, Michelle Cox, was explaining what would have happened in this room -
Left to right -
The odd bits of furniture throughout the house are not original to the house, although are of the right period