|Early photo, grand staircase, small sitting nook|
|This is one of my favorite pictures. Taken from inside the attic|
looking out. It very much looks like a rainbow.
The first floor of Moran Place has a Master bedroom with huge closet and a private room off the side. One bathroom, a front parlor, sitting room also called the library, a large formal dining room, large kitchen with a laundry room, huge entrance which includes a small cubby area under the main grand staircase (seen in the photo above) and a sitting area in the main hall. The narrow servants stairs are in the back. There are six fireplaces on the first floor alone and there is a large wrap around front porch.
|Wallpaper from an upstairs bedroom.|
|The narrow servants staircase.|
The Victorian was not the original Moran home. The Moran lot was large enough that the "old" house stayed in place while construction of the "new" Victorian house was in progress. While the original furnishings probably came from the "old" house family lore says that most of the large ornate furnishings came a bit later from the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904.
The huge third floor may have at one time been used as a sewing room and most definitely as storage space.