The following photographs were taken by Henry H. Mitchell in the late 1970's.
The exterior has changed very little since the 1800's.
It is interesting to contrast the picture of the hall with a photograph of the hall from the Library of Congress, taken probably in the late 1800's or early 1900's. To my eye, it appears that the grandfather clock on the left and the table on the right are the same in both photographs. The chandelier may remain; if so, it was probably converted from gas to electricity. The stairs are painted white in both of the photos, and a similar, if not the same, runner is used.
The wallpaper and rugs have been changed, and the trees sitting by the stairs in the Library of Congress photo are (obviously) no longer in residence. The chairs and sofas have been replaced. The prints on the walls have been removed.
Text by Sarah E. Mitchell, unless otherwise noted. Photographs by Henry H. Mitchell; digital editing by Sarah E. Mitchell.
Copyright © 2003 Sarah E. Mitchell