Seneca Falls, NY 13148
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Falls Historical Society Museum
The dining room was designed in the
Tudor Style with the exposed beam ceiling and paneled wainscoting.
The sideboard mirrors the fireplace and once again the sunflower
motif is evident. Gathering around the table was a major ceremony in
the Victorian household.
off the dining room is the butler's pantry, which was used for final
food preparation, clean up of the china and silver as well as
storage of the china, glassware and silver. The sink is made of
copper with a marble counter top. There are also two sideboards in
this room, one in the American Renaissance Revival style made of
walnut and a smaller one in the American Restoration style.
Next is the kitchen, which would have seen a great deal of activity
all day as the meals were being prepared on the cast iron stove.
This stove has six burners and a tank on the side to keep water hot
all day long. Behind a curtain is the back hall and a back stair
that the maid and the cook would have used as they worked through
out the house.
As you go up the front stairs notice the checkerboard pattern, Mr.
Cutler used it as a design element, but the Becker children and
grandchildren actually played checkers on all six landings. Midway
between the first and second floor are beautiful stained glass
windows painted by W.J. McPherson of Boston. These windows depict
Morning, Noon and Night and were installed in the 1880's.
The rooms on the second floor, originally bedrooms, are now used for
exhibits and displays.
Floral motifs, such as those found in the Drawing Room, are also
found in the dining room, carved into the oak woodwork. The
sideboard and the fireplace both display Eastlake motifs. Read More |