The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Eustis Estate, "an aesthetic jewel"

Eustis Estate
1424 Canton Avenue
Milton, Massachusetts

Built 1878, as indicated on the chimney below.
The side porch looks over 80 acres of land.

Even though the house was built during the Gilded Age, there is very little stained glass, much to my dismay. However, the double front door had two identical panels of this pretty glass. A photo taken by Historic New England shows the door, glass and is a much better picture than mine shown below.

Photos of a few of the first floor rooms. The one above/below has a stuffed peacock on the mantel. The house was opened to the public last year, and showcases 15 really is a gem. I read about it several times in our local Boston newspapers, so I was anxious to see the house.

 Large and small parlors, above.

Dining Room.
Pantry and kitchen.

Hidden safe in the kitchen.

Two views of the main entrance, not used now.

Enormous staircase, leading to 2nd floor.
The unusual chair was built for the grandmother and grandchildren. Each side had a seat, and a plaque with their name. On the back of the headrest for the grandmother is written, "Once Upon a Time, 1879" shown below.

Shoes of Julia Child. This was part of a special exhibit called, Head to Toe.
Hallway with drawers and cupboards.

Below are eight fireplaces, there are 14 in the house.

Fireplace in the great hall is made of both terra cotta and wood.

Each room had a large user friendly computer which enabled the patron to choose what they wanted to read about the room. This was mostly for the benefit of those not on a guided tour. I was standing in the above room, and had the option of selecting any of the below buttons for detailed information.

Looking up to the third floor, closed to visitors, and the stained glass window.

William Ralph Emerson, Architect blog by Heather Wilkinson Rojo (8/13/18)
He was the architect of the Eustis Estate.

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