NPS by Michael Fredericks
The working lives of the domestic servants at Lindenwald were busy, to say the least. They worked at least ten hours a day, usually more, and rarely had an entire day to spend off the property. When they were in the home, the domestics were literally on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as attested to by an elaborate system of call bells throughout Lindenwald. To see how the call bell system was recently recreated click here to watch a fascinating 15 minute video.
Did You Know?
Smith Thompson Van Buren, the 4th son of the President, was the uncle of the famous authors William, Henry, and Alice James, through the marriage of his first wife Ellen King James.