Wednesday, October 1, 2008

From Fort Mackinac

This is the officers' house at Fort Mackinac...it was one house but divided down the middle. Each side had a living room with a bay window, a dining room and kitchen on the first floor, along with a small room I assume for the maid.




The upstairs was divided into two bedrooms. I don't know why but I didn't take any pictures of the upstairs rooms.

Enlarge the pictures and look at the living room furniture--just look at how ornate it was. I can't imagine having that today, much less in those times. I would not even want to think about dusting it!

These were taken through a plexiglass wall I guess you would call it. It let us see but not touch. I could have looked longer but we were holding others up. It wasn't super busy, but just seemed to be a few coming along all the time.

6 comments:

Photo Cache said...

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Your EG Tour Guide said...

How interesting about the plexiglass! I haven't been to any historical sites using that but perhaps it's the wave of the future.

Good thing you had your camera since you couldn't look as long as you really wanted.

Tricia said...

Oh My GOSH, 1835 - Talk about stories a place could tell, WOW!!! And very Victorian, so nice!
I'd love to hear the stories that house would be able to tell - love that history!!!

Deborah Godin said...

Love the shade of blue on the walls!

Mary said...

Nice house! I just love touring old houses and seeing how they decorate and lived! Love the bay window! I always wanted one.

Carletta said...

Very elegant!

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