Friday, April 20, 2012

Ft. Christmas Park

So yesterday I told you about the field trip to the historical site. I said I would share some photos of the houses there. So let the partial tour begin....
I am showing the "newer" house first. This house is from the place I grew up. It was right down the road. After I grew up the two sisters that were still living donated the house to the park. But while I was young it always had someone living in it. This is actually the back of the house.
I love this bedroom. It looks like we could move right in.

This home was built in the 30's or 40's, I can't remember exactly. Maybe we will watch Andy Griffith or Father Knows Best... What do you want to watch?

Do you play piano? If so maybe you can  play an old hymn. I will probably do some sewing while you play AND sing... I'll help you sing.... this is just getting better and better...

This is set up as a little boys room. The bedspread is chenille with a  cowboy on it. The room is decorated in 50's cowboys.

Dining room with a look through to the kitchen. Looks like dinner is almost done. Are you hungry?

They had indoor plumbing! And a PINK toilet!  The ringer washer had to be put in the bathroom, but at least they had one. House work was getting so much easier....

This is the old lunchroom. Circa 1932.

This is the School House circa 1918.

Some of you may know what this is! A good old fashioned paddle. In case someone gets out of line....hehe

This is the last pic I will show for this post..... It is the out house. The school was not  lucky enough to have indoor plumbing. So they made do.   I will show the other houses another time. They are much older. I just don't want you to get bored :)

Amy Jo


  1. Oh, my, not bored yet! I love all these historical buildings! It is so fun to go through, just like a time warp! The interior of the little house is so pretty. And I love all the old furnishings. So glad we don't do laundry like that anymore! I love the school house. Love the desks. And who doesn't enjoy looking at an old outhouse!! I do! Thanks for the field trip!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Susie and I am glad you liked the field trip!

    Amy Jo

  3. I would love to just move into that house! It's so cozy looking. I'm so glad to have found your blog and just joined you as a follower. Thanks for visiting my blog!


  4. Betsy,

    I am so glad you came to visit! I wouldn't mind moving in too...

    Amy Jo


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