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What would you call a parlor in a farm house?

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 11:29 am

They are poor american farmers. Sitting room sounds better but if historically it was a parlor, hmmm.
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pat
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Thu September 4th, 2008, 5:31 am

The front parlor was often kept for visitors, not to be used for everyday use in England. Is the room used or kept....
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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Sat September 6th, 2008, 10:41 pm

My grandparents always called the living room -- a room that we kids were -not- to play in, and were forbidden to bring in toys to -- the front room.

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Sat September 6th, 2008, 11:19 pm

I am basing their house on mine which was built in 1850. The original house seemed to have two rooms. One for the kitchen the other was the sittingroom or parlor. Then the upstairs was open like a loft and no rooms. The family would use every inch of the house.

Also the original house is a sqare. Simple rooms, easy to light and heat.
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