|Bown House - Built in 1879|
Last Saturday was our first Family Field Trip of 2013. Although the girls attend public school and go on field trips from time to time I feel it is best to add to that experience as a family. Whenever possible I attend school field trips as a chaperone. My children love it when I get to go along. They also really love it when we can have a similar experience in the form of a Family Field Trip.
|Views of the parlor|
|...and a darling daughter.|
|Of course I liked the kitchen best of all|
|Pretty china plates|
|Check out this sink and the pretty embroidered towels.|
|"Modern" washing machine|
A small home by today’s standards this home was considered quite lavish in its day. It housed four small bedrooms upstairs, a parlor, dining room kitchen, pantry, bathroom and another bedroom downstairs. Beautiful, simple architecture for a standard middle class family home.
This home was built in 1879, adjacent from the Oregon Trail, for Joseph and Temperance Bown becoming part of their 240 acre ranch. Joseph was a rancher and Temperance a school teacher. The Bown’s raised their seven children in this lovely sandstone home.
I just love the opportunity to take a step back in time and visit these lovely old homes.