Monday, January 10, 2011

Upstairs, downstairs

Servant's staircase from the bottom

When James Rives built his mansion in 1911, his plans of course allowed for his live-in kitchen staff. From the small bedroom on the second floor that overlooked the grounds in the back, the servants were summoned by these bells at the top of the stairs. The narrow stairs led them directly down to the kitchen.

Servant's bells
Servant's staircase from the top

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