History of McMullen House
McMullen House is a stately Italianate Villa, circa. 1870, originally built for Cecelia McMullen, who was the first businesswoman of Titusville. She 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, that is now McKinney Hall of the University of Pittsburgh-Titusville. In 1862, Cecelia’s husband died and in 1871, John Bryan also died. His passing left Cecelia the sole owner of the Ironworks until 1885 when she died. The editor of the Titusville Herald, the local newspaper, lived in the house in the mid-1900’s.
History of McMullen House Bed and Breakfast
McMullen House has been a bed and breakfast beginning in the 1980’s, except a brief period during the early 2000’s. In 2012 the Coxe family acquired the house and have re-opened the bed and breakfast with the name honoring Cecelia. The house reflects the elegance of the “oil boom” period through Victorian furnishings and gracious lifestyle.
McMullen House Bed and Breakfast Today
Today, McMullen House contains period furnishings in the Parlor and Dining Room. The library has numerous historical books and journals from the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. The three guestrooms are located upstairs.
The Parlor contains an Eastlake Suite originally owned by Cecelia McMullen, which faces a marble fireplace. More period furniture owned by the Coxe family surrounds the suite.
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 here.
The Library contains historical books and a TV for guest use.