Seneca Falls
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     Seneca Falls, NY 13148
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 Seneca 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.

Just 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 | Go Back

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