11/25/14

Brookes Road Cottage

Another exhibit at Pioneer Village, Stratford.

Mr C.A. Lehman built this 2-room cottage for his new bride to move into in 1882 along Brookes Road. It survived the 1886 fire, as did the family by burying themselves amongst the potato crop. This cottage was found inside the building it was enclosed in when it was demolished.






13 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

I love seeing these old building and it is great that they are preserving them

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Must've been kind of cramped for space. Similar, though slightly larger, places existed where I grew up in rural Cambridgeshire. Again people built brick structures around the old home as funds allowed and family increased. I know of at least one fine looking house which still has an old railway carriage (the original abode) encased within its walls.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
A pearl! YAM xx

Tom said...

Where are the granite counters and stainless steel appliances? Bride were a tad less demanding then. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Mari said...

There's a fine story in it. It looks some kind of a "dacha" (temporary living place in summer usually found in the country).

don said...

I can't imagine how a horse hair mattress would feel. Nice series with strong interesting content.

LV said...

I have visited some historical areas that had scenes like these. I have seen in real life some of the items.

Bethany Carson said...

A neat cottage and interesting story!

Judy said...

Could you imagine living there? I love looking at the way people used to live, but I am so glad that I live now!! I never knew about horsehair mattresses. My grandparents used corn husks...

Marie said...

It's a sweet cottage. Not comfortable by our standards of course, but you can see how they would have been happy for this nice home with which to start their lives together.

pattisjarrett said...

The horsehair mattress reminded me of an old buggy seat we stumbled onto recently in an antique shop. The seat was made of horsehair--not that comfortable, but better than other options at the time, I suppose. Had it not been well outside our budget, it would have had a new home.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

What a darling little cabin and its furnishings! I wonder how long it took to gather enough horse hair for the mattresses?!

Thanks for stopping by to comment on my RT post.

Lindy

Ida said...

What a tiny little cabin. I love historcal stuff like this.