The last house, was the one I really wanted on the tour.
It was built in 1863 by Major John Connolly who served in the Civil War
and built for his bride.
He also was a guard for the Lincoln funeral procession.
He later was a Congressman and US District Attorney.
I was in it once when I was young and was so taken by it.
They were really into the event
The decorated the front porch with bunting.
They even had a pup tent and camp fire in the front yard.
gorgeous entry way
I can see Major Connolly coming back from the War and greeting his bride
They have done a great job with contemporary furnishing and keeping the
old charm of the home.
the curved staircase, I was told years ago the alcove was to put candles in
to light the stairs before electricity.
office of the entry, I am sure at one time it was a parlor for visitors
another parlor with a door to the left.
The window is a bay window and they have a small table and chairs in it.
Then the dining room
seating area in dining room
fireplace in a dining room
I LOVED her laundry room
Most of these are all family pieces
even brick floors!
now the kitchen!
see how they made a pantry in the corner with old doors?
something interesting everywhere you look
kitchen eating area
The table legs are from a old sewing machine!
Now I could not believe this,
they have a pub and lounge in the house.
You could have a rock concert there!
the bar area looks through to the kitchen
attention to detail
The owners Dad got her the visa/master card sign for the vintage cash register
and look at the peanuts on the rack
adorable way to keep your corks in a case iron pot
the other home owners
it was a great place to hang out
It was our last stop that night
For Riot weekend they had
yes! 20 family members dress up!
I wish I could of seen it but I was busy putting out fires
but someone took a picture.
here is a little background video
you can see how people around town were dressed for the weekend.
Now if you want to see one of my interviews
start at 4:10
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