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Guest Room

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Girl's Playroom

Tower Room

Master Bedroom

Nursery

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Newland family

 

Newland House Museum

Newland House Tower Room

 

The tower room is the most notable part of the house, and inside this room Mr. Newland had his office. It latter became Mary Newland's sewing room.

Inside this room is an old Singer sewing machine on the left and an 1844 coverlet on the trunk.

 

The green rocker, part of which is seen in the photo, belonged to Mary Newland. She sat in this rocker in the 1940s watching the traffic on Beach Blvd. from her front porch when she was in her 80s and 90s and not able to be as active as she had been in her younger days.

On the wall, not seen in this photo, is the last remaining gas jet that once illuminated this room and the historical society is looking for a complete one to show what a wall gas light fixture looks like.

This room also served as a guest room for younger children who stayed overnight with the Newland children. They slept on the floor.

If you look up, you can see the bottom of the Newland's flagpole and the construction of the tower.

 

As you walk in the short hallway you will notice the upstairs bathroom in the alcove. This washstand and the bowl and pitcher set belonged to William and Mary and this is where they kept this washstand.

 

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