I booked a room in an AirB&B for my lodging. It was not far from the football stadium and very close to many transportation options.
The picture of the house on the website cleverly cropped out those crumbling steps, which were all I could see as I stood on the sidewalk. Had I made a mistake?
My room is the second floor window on the left.
But no! Indoors, it was lovely. Here’s the sitting room with a bit of the dining room.
The kitchen still had its butler’s pantry which included pull-out bins for flour and sugar.
The more modern kitchen.
Here’s my bedroom, which was quite large.
And included a big walk-in closet with a window to outside.
The view from my window.
There was a lot of original hardware that was just gorgeous. This is my bedroom door looking out into the stairwell.
Look at that vent!
My favorite feature of the house was the servant’s staircase. Here’s where the servants walk up.
And here’s is where the family walks up. You can see how you can close a door to shut off the kitchen area.
But the funny thing about the two staircases was, both staircases traveled to the same landing.
Here I am, packed for my first full day!