Saturday, July 30, 2011

Johnson Farm Part 2

The Johnson's had a rather large pantry in their home. It was right off the kitchen and would likely be stocked mostly with things produced right on the farm. Additional storage was had in the basement (which were seldom used for living space then) where it was cool and moist.

The second picture is of the "Master Bedroom" on the main floor, where grandma and grandpa Johnson would have slept. It is just to the left as you enter the front door and is also where we think Joseph and Ema slept during the year they stayed here.  There is in reality some disagreement as to which room was actually theirs, but this seems the most likely to us.  It is also the room as determined by Karl Anderson, who wrote "Joseph Smith's Kirtland'. As we have spoken with him, we agree that there is no other place where grandpa and grandma Johnson would have put Joseph and Ema.

This, then, is where they were when a mob came, dragged Joseph from the home and tarred and feathered him.

The floor has an interesting pattern to it. We know it was the original pattern used by the Johnson's.  Care was taken during restoration, to peel through the layers, down to the original.  Under the bed, in the corner, still remains some of the original paint, left unrestored.

In the next post, the 'Revelation Room'.


Bressler Bunch said...

Ooo! Ooo! I've been there!! Love
that place!

The Fendleys said...

That is neat!

Marcia said...

I still struggle with the bright colors even though it is a restoration of the original.