Continuing the tour around the Heritage Village we next come across the Sullivan House.
Built in 1885 as part of an enclave of homes in 'The Cedars' a fashionable neighbourhood near downtown Dallas.
This house was occupied by the same family for nearly 100 years!
The sitting room
Lovely crazy patchwork throw
The Master Bedroom
Dresses hanging on the wardrobe - very fashionable for the times.
Continuing on to other rooms - so much to look at.
This room looked really interesting!
Doll on the chair
Dolls on the bed.
Dining room with a lovely flower arrangement.
Mr Sullivan sold plumbing supplies and gas pipe fittings and fitted a modern bathroom to the house. It was one of the first indoor bathrooms in Dallas - was very modern for the time...not much has changed in our bathrooms today!
This made us laugh!
Oh! What is that?!
A bear! Poor thing :-(
Now this type of bear is more agreeable.
Outside of the house was a hurricane shelter.
Next up is the Blum house which is next in line for major repairs and restoration. This house was built in a Queen Anne Style by a local carpenter hired by David Colonel George for his new bride Verner Elsie McPherson in 1900. Today this house is is used to represent the life of a traditional observant Jewish Family.
Multi-purpose high chair - this chair had many uses, from potty, high chair, pram - almost anything you could think of!
Writing bureau and bookcase.
Front bedroom with its pretty blue bedspread
The Parlour - with the all important piano.
The children's bedroom
Toys! I wanted to play with those.
Another bedroom with a crazy patchwork quilt
I think this was currently being used as a store room.
Some information about the walls.
Lots more to come....Doctors Office, Saloon, Store....