Posted by Marie-Bernadette on September 03, 1998 at 10:27:38:
In response to First floor?, written by ElaineL on September 03, 1998 at 09:54:07
My understanding is the "first floor" is actually up a flight of stairs from the entry/street level and that the dining room and kitchen were on the entry level, hence references to "going down to dinner." The dining room was on the same level as the kitchen as opposed to with the other areas of entertainment so the food might have the best chance of arriving while still warm. Is this consistent with your info?
The above is how I would desribe the Gordon House. It is in Amherstburg Ontario and is a Georgian style house built in 1798. It has a large room on the first floor (which Americans would call the second floor or second story) which was used for dancing. There is room for about 30 people, 35 if they didn't have personal space issues and probably 25 if you go by modern fire safety regulations. I have added a link to it. There aren't any pictures of the interior at this site but it is a good view of the outside (which is actually the back of the house and the verandas are not original). It is also home to the H.M.S. Detroit Project.
- Link: Gordon House
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