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The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts

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Address: 201 High Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403
Phone Number: 423-267-7176
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: Located in a century-old Victorian house, this museum houses one of the...
Located in a century-old Victorian house, this museum houses one of the world's finest collections of antique glass and ceramics from the collection of local eccentric Anna Safley Houston.
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The tour of Houston Art Museum of Decorative Art gave historical insight to a most unique woman who was a curator / collector. Anna Safely Houston must have lived an intriguing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The tour of Houston Art Museum of Decorative Art gave historical insight to a most unique woman who was a curator / collector. Anna Safely Houston must have lived an intriguing life. The glass collection is nothing short of mind blowing with so many colors, styles, and the history behind the various areas they come from. Many other decorative arts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The curator took us on a guided tour where we saw the most stunning, unusual and beautiful pieces of glass, furniture and other goodies. The woman who amassed this collection of treasures was married at least 10 times and made collecting her lifetime passion. Wonderful back story.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This museum is set in the Bluff View Arts District of Chattanooga. For only $10 I received a personal tour of the museum which if you love the beauty of glass is well worth it. My tour included lots if information about Annie Houston whose collection this museum features. An eccentric, Annie collected these pieces over most of her life.... More 

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Blairsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

This museum is truly interesting, but even more interesting was the story behind the collection. Our very knowledgable tour guide, Patrick, explained Annie, a fascinating woman whose love of collecting shows through this amazing exhibit. The wonderful collection of pickle jars alone was worth the price of admission, and there's much, much more. Milk glass, cranberry glass, hobnail, thumbprint, beer... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2008

Definatly worth a visit. BTW it not pottery its alot of stuff BUT the story of houston is what makes this place extraordinary. She was a interesting person adn she deserves you to learn her story! You wont regret it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2005

A nice museum with loads of interesting pottery. Friendly people to answer your questions. Not worth a trip to this museum only, but take a short trip in Conjunction with the Hunter Museum of Art.

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