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A door in the Attic. The stage is straight ahead to the right. | James J. Hill House

A door in the Attic. The stage is straight ahead to the right. | James J. Hill House

Entrance to the servants’ quarters off of the main Hall of the James J. Hill House. The elevator door (really a glorified dumb waiter—uses a manual pulley system) and servants’ staircase wrapped around it, is straight ahead.

Entrance to the servants’ quarters off of the main Hall of the James J. Hill House. The elevator door (really a glorified dumb waiter—uses a manual pulley system) and servants’ staircase wrapped around it, is straight ahead.

James J. Hill House Picture Gallery in 1922, looking east toward the fireplace. That funky chair straight ahead is a Victorian-era Poof or Borne Settee. It was originally French and used as a conversation chair. See http://ancientpoint.com/category/265-antiques_furniture_chairs_1800_1899_/index.html and http://victorianfurnitureco.com for more Victorian furniture.

James J. Hill House Picture Gallery in 1922, looking east toward the fireplace. That funky chair straight ahead is a Victorian-era Poof or Borne Settee. It was originally French and used as a conversation chair. See http://ancientpoint.com/category/265-antiques_furniture_chairs_1800_1899_/index.html and http://victorianfurnitureco.com for more Victorian furniture.

The small Store Room off of the Kitchen. That door straight ahead goes to the Wine Cellar. "Had a pretty busy week so far. The old lady was preserving for two days & she smired everything up with syrup & sugar that I was afraid she’d stick to something & that I’d have to keep her down in the kitchen all together." Second cook Celia Tauer (second cook) letter from September 3, 1910.

The small Store Room off of the Kitchen. That door straight ahead goes to the Wine Cellar. "Had a pretty busy week so far. The old lady was preserving for two days & she smired everything up with syrup & sugar that I was afraid she’d stick to something & that I’d have to keep her down in the kitchen all together." Second cook Celia Tauer (second cook) letter from September 3, 1910.

Servants' quarters main hall looking east toward Boiler Room. First door (left) leads to a heating chamber. Hallway (right) leads to the servants' entrance. First door (right) leads to Cold Storage. Hallway further down leads to Laundry Room. Door straight ahead leads to a heating chamber.  "Axel used to clean the hall--that big long hall from the kitchen all the way down to the laundry room and the furnace room." - Celia Tauer Forstner (second cook from 1909-1911).

Servants' quarters main hall looking east toward Boiler Room. First door (left) leads to a heating chamber. Hallway (right) leads to the servants' entrance. First door (right) leads to Cold Storage. Hallway further down leads to Laundry Room. Door straight ahead leads to a heating chamber. "Axel used to clean the hall--that big long hall from the kitchen all the way down to the laundry room and the furnace room." - Celia Tauer Forstner (second cook from 1909-1911).

Voters are entitled to know what Mrs. Clinton said in paid speeches to industry groups, and stonewalling on this will only damage her.

Voters are entitled to know what Mrs. Clinton said in paid speeches to industry groups, and stonewalling on this will only damage her.

One wall of the grand James J. Hill House Dining Room. The mahogany wood comes from the Virgin Islands. The blind door of the Silver Vault/Safe is on this wall. Find the little gold knob and/or the Star of David carving in the wainscoting.

One wall of the grand James J. Hill House Dining Room. The mahogany wood comes from the Virgin Islands. The blind door of the Silver Vault/Safe is on this wall. Find the little gold knob and/or the Star of David carving in the wainscoting.

James J Hill House Dining Room. The grand mahogany table has 17 leaves, it can extend to 25ft! There's hand-tooled embossed leather wall coverings, gold-leaf coffered ceiling, silver safe, China Closet/Butler's Pantry secret door, and great Renaissance mahogany panelling. The woodwork and finishing, including Virgin Islands mahogany sideboard and cabinets, cost nearly $10,000. The dining table, side table, clock case, mahogany screen, and 16 mahogany chairs cost almost $3,300.

James J Hill House Dining Room. The grand mahogany table has 17 leaves, it can extend to 25ft! There's hand-tooled embossed leather wall coverings, gold-leaf coffered ceiling, silver safe, China Closet/Butler's Pantry secret door, and great Renaissance mahogany panelling. The woodwork and finishing, including Virgin Islands mahogany sideboard and cabinets, cost nearly $10,000. The dining table, side table, clock case, mahogany screen, and 16 mahogany chairs cost almost $3,300.

Hill daughters in the Servants' Hall/sitting room of the James J. Hill House, 1891. The door to the hallway and the faux window is to the left. Photo taken looking east.

Hill daughters in the Servants' Hall/sitting room of the James J. Hill House, 1891. The door to the hallway and the faux window is to the left. Photo taken looking east.

Mrs. Mary Theresa Mehegan Hill's (1846-1921) second-floor bedroom in 1922 at the James J. Hill House. It was located in the eastern wing of the house. Photograph taken looking north. The bedroom door is behind the photographer.

Mrs. Mary Theresa Mehegan Hill's (1846-1921) second-floor bedroom in 1922 at the James J. Hill House. It was located in the eastern wing of the house. Photograph taken looking north. The bedroom door is behind the photographer.

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