Wednesday, November 2, 2011

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 177: Upstairs in the Four Mile Inn

I've been posting old family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but now I want to post some current photographs. This is not a wordless posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

On Day 13 on the Seaver Family History Mystery Tour five weeks ago, we visited Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, Wisconsin to see the Four-Mile Inn that my second great-grandfather, Ranslow Smith, built in 1853 in Rolling Prairie, Wisconsin. The post noted has pictures of the exterior of the Four-Mile Inn as it stands at Old World Wisconsin.

I took many pictures inside the house, but some of them didn't turn out (and my camera battery died during this day). Here are some of the photos from the two upstairs floors:

1)  As you enter the Four Mile Inn on the ground floor, you enter a hallway with a staircase to the second floor on the left.  It is blocked off for visitors to go upstairs (the Old World Wisconsin staff permitted me to go upstairs):

2)  On the second floor, there are a number of bedrooms.  Here is a view of the upstairs hallway with doors to the bedrooms:

Note the beautiful railings around the staircase opening.

3)  There is furniture in the upstairs bedrooms, but they are covered.  I'm not sure that they are authentic period pieces (meaning 1870s time frame).  Here is a picture from inside a bedroom looking out on the second floor balcony:

4)  There is another staircase from the second floor to the third floor.  I was told that the third floor was a ballroom or dance room.  Here is the view looking toward the southeast corner of the building:

I really appreciated that the Old World Wisconsin staff permitted me to go upstairs to visit the non-public areas of the Four Mile Inn. 

1 comment:

Michelle Goodrum said...

Awesome! I'm glad the staff allowed you to go upstairs and take pictures too. You've given us a glimpse into the past that few get. Thank you for sharing.