Flossie’s Fridays: Week 6
Today, Flossie flitted over to the 1751 Palmer-Marsh House, but she never made it inside the building. She was too excited to see the huge double chimney and she wanted to have her picture taken with it. This very large architectural feature of the Colonial structure made her laugh……she said the chimney looked like an upside down pair of pants! Then she learned that she was actually seeing two chimneys built close enough together that the builder did something really smart – he made little closets between the two fireplaces! That’s why you see a window on the 1st and 2nd floors of the house in between the chimneys. Imagine how toasty it would feel in those spaces between two fireplaces in the cold wintertime. Maybe they used those little spaces for warming rooms! On the first floor, the little room is connected to the dining room and upstairs it is connected to a chamber (what you would call a bedroom). What do you think some of the ways they might have used these warming spaces would be? Flossie also learned a little about bricklaying patterns. She will teach you a little about that next week!