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Window on stair landing
Window on stair landing

The window between the stair landings is original to the 1759 house, and it provided light to both front and back staircases.

Windows at landing level appeared as early as 1730 in some colonial homes.

The front staircase has an elaborately carved newel post and three different types of balusters. The stairway may have been carved by a Salem, Massachusetts, carver, as the twisted rope pattern was common in early Salem houses.

Stairway and window Stair window from below

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