This is the second section of my photo esasay on Bulloch Hall, Roswell, GA, the childhood home of Teddy Roosevelt's mother, who was also Eleanor Roosevelt's grandmother. The first section looked at slavery; this section will look at household furnishings and clothing.Below you will see photos of the parlor,with the required piano every upscale family had to have and the triple-hung window which also functioned as a door when fully opened so that visitors could go directly out to the porch from the parlor; the youngest son's bedroom, the library, and the dining room. There are other photos below as well, but i have picked out a few that I found especially interesting to highlight here. In the next section, I will cover clothing and then move on to the gardens.
These books and the cabinet they are in, in the library, actually should by rights be at Barrington Hall. They once belonged to Barrington King. But Barrington King III gave them to Bulloch Hall instead. i bet there is a story there!
In the master bedroom there is a closet which was converted into a "water closet," with a wooden toilet with removable chamber pot, a wash stand, and a tub. It was quite luxurious for the day. It was rare enough to have a closet at all, since they were taxed as separate rooms, so people did not usually have them, using cabinets and chifferobes instead.
The cabinet here containng decorative items and blankets was made by slaves for the house or possibly for Barrington Hall, I understand. In the son's bedroom, there is a lovely blanket chest, which I thought deserved a closer look. And in the master bedroom, there is a beautiful canopy bed: This particular bed actually came from Savannah, but it is typical of the beds that would have been in a home like Bulloch Hall.