And build it he did. Handcrafted from the ground up with furniture and trim inspired by the Taj Mahal,
Theo Finley put his artistic and engineer skills to work creating a dream house for his bride and family.
Though it was never as large as he had planned, he and Jessie Mae made it a happy home, living there together for over forty years until Theo's death in 1989.
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