If a playwright tried to tell the story of how Jimmy Moore and Levi Stoneking came to own The Maxey House, a two-story Victorian Eclectic mansion on Madison in the King William Historic District, it would be criticized as hackneyed and clichéd. But sometimes fairy tales are real.
The story begins in 2010, shortly after the two met online. At the time, Moore was appearing in a play at the Classic Theatre here and Stoneking lived in New York. The first time they met in person was when Stoneking came to visit during Fiesta. While he was here, the two had their very first date at the beloved King William Fair porch party held at The Maxey House, then the home of the Classic Theatre co-founders Diane Malone and her late husband Rick.