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History of McMullen House Bed & Breakfast LLC

History of McMullen House

McMullen House is a stately Italianate Villa built for Celia McMullen in 1870.  Celia, along with her husband and son-in-law, owned the Titusville Iron Works.  The son-in-law, John Bryan built a house across Brown Street, which is now McKinney Hall of the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville.  In 1862, Celia’s husband died and in 1871, John Bryan died.  Bryan’s passing left Celia the sole owner of the Ironworks, thus becoming the first businesswoman of Titusville, until her death in 1885.  The editor of the Titusville Herald, John Stephenson, lived in the house in the mid-1900s.

History of McMullen House Bed & Breakfast

McMullen House opened as a bed and breakfast in the 1980s and continued except for a period in the late 1990s and early 2000s.  In 2012 the Coxe family acquired the house and re-opened the bed and breakfast with the name honoring Celia.  The house reflects the elegance of the “oil boom” period through Victorian furnishings and gracious lifestyle.

McMullen House Bed & Breakfast Today

McMullen House Parlor

Parlor at McMullen House looking at fireplace.
McMullen House Bed & Breakfast Parlor

The parlor features an Eastlake Suite that was originally owned by Celia McMullen, which faces a period marble fireplace. More period furniture owned by the Coxe family surrounds the suite.

Dining Room

Dining room at McMullen House Bed & Breakfast in fall season.
Dining Room at McMullen House during Fall

The Dining Room has a table that can seat eight people and two other tables for more private dining. In the morning, a French-inspired breakfast is served.


Library at McMullen House Bed & Breakfast.
McMullen House Bed & Breakfast Library

The Library contains historical books, a reading area, and a TV for guest use.

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