DeVore Farm - Smith House interior

Old Cowtown Museum Tour

DeVore Farm - Smith House interior

Wichita, Kansas 67203, United States

Created By: Old Cowtown Museum


This farm family would be of similar wealth to the Murdock family (House in Residential Area) but with neighbors far away, farm living was less formal than those in town.

Kitchen - Guests enter from the porch. Guests would enter the working part of the house, which most Victorians would find socially unacceptable.

- Note the advanced coal burning stove, the mirrored reflective oil lamps, and the many hand powered conveniences.

Dining Room - Family would gather for meals and occasionally a formal meal. Note the marble top buffet.

- Stairs in the east lead to the 3 bedrooms on the second floor. One for the Parents and babies, one for the girls and one for boys. Amount of space indicates the relative wealth of the family. - All bed rooms unheated in winter.

Sitting Room - Used as a place of family relaxation and visiting with neighbors and family. Parlor organ, stereoscopes, cast iron toys and farm journals in a room with a mansard style stove. A small fire heats the room nicely.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Old Cowtown Museum Tour


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