In 2000 a new drywall ceiling was installed after removing the wallpaper. New carpet and wallpaper completed the project. The brass bed was found in the attic.
While we placed the carpet in 1992, when we obtained the gently used Axminster carpet from the Martin Funeral Home, it was not until 2005 that we were able to replace the old wallpaper. The project included removal of old paper on the ceiling and new paint.
On February 25, 2012 the usual Historical Society Photographing crew, minus Matt Stewart. There was Juanita Ruffner, and her husband Joe, Jeff Langdon, etc. Tim Brookes and the late Joan Witt met us at the Thompson House. While we were doing the photographing a couple showed up asking for a tour of the house. They joined in with us all.
You don't see many doorbells like this anymore.
Entering the side door (Main entry now).Inside the door is a second door with glass in it. The glass is a bit odd in that it makes inside the glass appear read. On the inside the tinting sort of gives a one way mirror effect so that anyone in the hallway inside can see who is in the entry without those people seeing the person in the hallway.
You can get a idea of the red tinting on the glass in the doors here.
In the hallway. Joan Witt, on far left, along with the couple who wanted to tour the house.
If you were to turn in the doorway where Joan was standing and walked through the dining room heading for the kitchen this would be path if you turned around and looked behind you.