For the majority of the 20th century, Howard Hall functioned as a boarding house. Each floor was carved into several room or apartments, and many additions were put on. In keeping with our goal to return the house to its original floorplan from the 1800s, we knocked down the walls that divided the main rooms on the first floor and removed any additions that had been put on. The most significant changes that we made to the first floor included the removal of an addition off the Butler's Pantry, the restoration of the entry to its original size and configuration, and the repositioning of the wall between the Library and the hallway.
Click on one of the rooms below to see before, during and after shots.
Hall & Entryway