Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rooms in the Whitman house



A few days ago, we posted a picture of the red "cracker" house located on the grounds of the Cedar Key Museum. It is known as the Whitman house, and is typical of a cracker house ("cracker" refers to an architectural style which includes large wrap around porches and lots of windows) from the 1920s. These two photos give an idea of what the inside looked like.

11 comments:

bfarr said...

Nice house. Love those wood floors.

Steffe said...

It sure has that Museum feel.

(you need to fix the red cracker link, it isn't working)

Don and Krise said...

Love the floors, love the massive wood trim around the doors, and until a couple of years ago I had a piano that was almost a double for the one pictured here.

Small City Scenes said...

Perfect!! I am glad you got to see the inside so now we can see it too. I would say older than the 20s but How would I know. I like the piano though. MB

Small City Scenes said...

BTW: About the price of gas. I always wanted to go somewhere but my husband would always say we couldn't afford to fill the gas tank. Remember most cars were V 8s and had big tanks 20+ gallons. It's all relative isn't it. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

That piano amazes me, it's all so charming!I would love to visit this house, there is a feeling of history in the whole decoration, it's fabulous!
Léia

brattcat said...

Thanks for taking us inside. It's fun to imagine the house once hummed with music making.

Dianne said...

all that rich wood!

I love the oil lamp on the table, what a wonderful shade of green

Rose said...

I enjoyed seeing these...really like that top photo looking into the dining room.

amatamari© said...

Oh I really like this presence of wood and light ... fantastic photos,
thanks!
:-)

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I didn't know wrap around houses were called 'cracker' houses. I clicked on the ol red cracker house link & that's not exactly what I was calling a wrap around house - look at the very bottom of my page - that's my idea of a wrap around house! heheheee

I bet that piano sure could tell some stories!