The Whist- meaning quiet- was originally a 12 x 14 structure that was part of the Moseley Homestead. This small building dated to c.1882 and was designed to provide a refuge for artist and writer, Julia Daniels Moseley, letting her get away from the busy main house and have a quiet retreat for a difficult second pregnancy time. JDM wrote that the Whist had five windows and a little door, and that she had all the comforts including a large lounge with pillows, a room rug, table, shelf running the length of the west wall, and a case of drawers. Her correspondence says she surrounded herself with pictures, trinkets, and wild things, including a wreath made from a passion vine that adorned the door. Our research at this National Register property suggests the original Whist was incorporated into the main house structure and roof line and that this building was likely called the Old Shady and was moved slightly to a row of outbuildings at the site and renamed the Whist sometime after 1913.