Built in 1858 - National Register of Historic Places 1979 South Main Street Memphis, Missouri - Phone: 660-465-2259 Complex: Downing House Museum, Boyer House, Memphis Train Depot & Pheasant Aircraft Co.
I am Jack Brumback's daughter Cindy. My mother Mary, sister Diane Kearns made sure my dad's Civil War items went to the museum. Dad knew everything about the Civil War and was in the process of writing a book when he became ill. He died of cancer in August 1985.
Nan Barnard White said:April 12, 2015 1:04 pm PST
I love the museum complex. I live in CO, and it has been nine years since I was there, but I send a small donation every year because this historical preservation is such a worthy effort.
My great great aunt, Eliza Chaney married William Carroll Jones, a brother of Mary Jones Downing. Eliza's mother, Nancy Greenwade Chaney, was a pioneer in Scotland County. She lived to be 94, and raised her younger children as a widow. Then she helped raise grandchildren and great grandchildren, and was able to enjoy great-great grandchildren for several years.
logan kearns said:November 26, 2014 8:24 am PST
my great grandpa was jack brumback and he donated all of his civil war stuff to and this website only says civil war things. I think it should say more about the civil war stuff and show pictures of it
Mary Ann Worthen said:December 30, 2012 7:52 pm PST
My Father was Harold B Phillips. He was an early pilot and many of his pictures are located in the Downing House. I have not been there since 1990 and was wondering if you saw the display of this things. He was also a test pilot for the Pheasant airpleane when it was build in Memphis. Thank you, Mary Ann Worthen
Mark Littleberger said:June 16, 2012 1:49 pm PST
I will be visiting Memphis in the coming month and I am so glad to have found this website. It sounds like a fascinating place to visit.