At the time the brown shingled three-room house had been erected in the midst of acres of plum trees, it was near the end of the 19th century. The small rectangular shaped building, home for the hired hand, was evenly portioned in half lengthwise with the kitchen and bedroom on one side and the combined dining and living room on the other. The only source of heat was a wood stove located near the inner wall of the living room.
It wasn't until some time in the first trimester of the 20th century that there was an unheated bathroom and an adjoining utility room built on to the end of the bedroom. In the middle of that century, after much of the land in the area had been planted in strawberries, hops, and other crops, the hired hand moved on and a family of four moved in and made three-fourths of the small attic into bedroom spaces for the children and then covered some of the rough wooden floors with linoleum.
Each window in the home was adorned inside with a roll-up blind and a sheer, white ruffled priscilla curtain, which offered a degree of privacy and also beauty.