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Originally the log-cabin boyhood home was built in 1820. The main house was built in the 1830s, and then the weatherboard and portico were added in the early 1840s. Interestingly the changes were maid because on the way there the first time, the lady of the house saw large grand mansions on the trip. She liked them so much that she talked her husband into the change to "jazz it up."
|Sidney pretending to prop up the tree outside the house.|
|Side yard looking directly at the dog-trot|
|This seems to be like a half-floating staircase. I can't explain it. You have to see it for yourself.|
|Little storage door under the front stairs|
|Looking down the front staircase.|
Only the Formal Parlor was originally papered, and it was during the time when the house was offices (I assume curatorial offices), that the ladies didn't like looking at the bare white walls and so papered them throughout out the house. To me they look 1970s-ish. But they do look Victorianesque, and also pretty. The furnishings are either originally from the Davis Family or antiques from the 1860s.
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