Posted by Roger V on September 02, 1998 at 17:59:51:
In response to Ballrooms in Townhouses, written by P. Bingham on September 01, 1998 at 18:04:26
I've been in several historic houses in North America, and it seems that ballrooms were sometimes actually in the attic, though I really don't know if this practice was followed in Britain or not.
I was also in a restored home in Delaware that had belonged to a prosperous Quaker family, and it had a room that was designated "ballroom" on the second floor (first floor for you Brits). This particular room was really too small to be a ballroom, and was furnished as a parlor. I'm sure it never saw a single dancer, as I doubt Quakers were in the habit of putting on dances. However, I do think it was a sort of status symbol to have at least one room designated as a ballroom, even if it was never used as such!
- location P. Bingham 23:05:12 9/02/98 (7)
- Ballrooms - again! Roger V 14:59:26 9/03/98 (0)
- First floor? ElaineL 09:54:07 9/03/98 (5)
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