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Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters

Laundry room in the Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House

Contributed by National Park Service, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
MMN Item 15473 Item Details
Laundry room in the Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House
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The laundry room was originally part of the rear ell porch, which ran across the back of the Craigie addition to the house in the early 1790s. The western portion of the porch was enclosed and configured as a laundry room, probably prior to 1845. The room contains a stove for heating water, laundry sinks, a wringer, and storage cabinets. It is located near the well. Clothes were often dried in the circle of lilacs outside the ell.

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