M'Clintock House Virtual Tour (Audio Described)

Women's Rights National Historical Park


Welcome to the M’Clintock House

The house is located at 14 East Williams Street in Waterloo, New York. Mary Ann M’Clintock, her husband Thomas, and their five children lived in this home from 1836-1856. This audio description utilizes the hours on a clock to provide directional information. 12 o’clock represents the area at the screen's top and center. Nine o’clock represents the middle of the left side.

At the far-left bottom corner of the yard at seven o’clock, there is a wayside double paneled wood exhibit providing background information on the home and the role Mary Ann and her family played in the Women’s Rights Movement.

The house has been described as humble. it is a two-story red brick house set back from the sidewalk. The house is a rectangular, boxy shape, typical of the federalist style. The house appears to be twice as long as it is wide. The side of the house runs from nine o’clock to twelve o’clock. The front of the house runs from twelve to three o’clock. The side of the house appears to have had some renovations. There is discoloration on the side of the home where overran addition to the original home had been added and later removed as part of the restoration process. . The only windows on this side of the house are in the back third. There are four windows near the rear of the home, two on the first floor and two on the second.

The house sits at twelve o'clock. The most striking part of the home is the front door. There is a narrow rectangular stone window head above the window transom. Two Greek columns frame the door, and on each side of the door there are narrow windowpanes.

There is a National Park Service sign at Three o’clock. The sign is shaped as an Arrowhead --the symbol of the National Park Service

At 6 o’clock a cement sidewalk goes from the street to the steps leading up to the front door. The home was owned by Richard Hunt, Mary Ann M’Clintock’s brother-in-law. The M’Clintock family rented the house from Hunt and operated a store and pharmacy on the street behind the house.

The entry hall is painted a light blue gray. The floor is red stained wood planks that is covered by a woven beige floor runner called a dugget. At 12 o’clock, there is a doorway where furniture from the adjoining room can be seen. To the right of the doorway is a grandfather clock. From one to two o’clock a dark wood side positioned in front of the staircase wall. The staircase is steep featuring more than twelve steps before transitions to the landing. The stairs start at five. The steps are white. The banister and spindles are a dark wood. At seven lock there is a doorway to another room and eight to 11 o’clock there is a long wood high back bench.

The front parlor is a 16x16 square room. A large dark wood fireplace dominates the room along the wall at 12 o’clock. A gold frame mirror hangs above the fireplace, though it would have been unlikely that a quaker family would have had such an ostentatious decoration in their home. There are two candlesticks on the fireplace mantel. On the left side of the fireplace is a writing desk and chair. The desk is a reproduction of an item still in the M’Clintock family. On the right slide of the fireplace is a grandfather clock with captain chairs with red cushions on each side of it. In the center of the room in front of the fireplace is a reproduction of the table where the Declaration of Sentiments was written. The original table is on display at the Smithsonian. Itis a round, dark oak Pedestal table with four captain chairs that match the two housed by the grandfather clock. The floor is red wood planks that is covered by a canvas dugget with a red and white diamonds pattern. The border of the canvas floor-covering is lined with large tulips. Two White Stanchions with a white draping rope are positioned in front of the sideboard which runs from one to three o’clock directly opposite of the fireplace.

The sitting room is small measuring at 8 x11. Against the short wall, painted a soft gray, there is a high back paneled wooden bench often used in entryways. The back of the bench has four panels and three panels on the front of the bench running from the bottom of the bench to the seating area. There is a cloth cushion on top of the seat, and in the corner of the bench, there is a framed document.

The bench is the only piece of furniture in this room. There is a large wood-framed wayside information display that runs the length of the wall from one o’clock to five. The frame is painted a cream color.

The dining room runs 17 x15 and the most striking feature of this room is that there are five doors leading to other spaces.

Like the front parlor, the dining room has a significant fireplace that runs along the wall from 8 to 11 o’clock. A long dining room table fills the center of the room. There are no chairs around the table and no decorations or displays on the table. There are three pieces of furniture in the dining set, including a small sideboard located in between two of the doorways, a tall glass door hutch located against the short wall. It is also located between two doors. A long buffet on the wall opposite the fireplace runs from one to four o’clock.

The floor has a woven, neutral-color mat, called a dugget underneath the table, and another small woven dugget by one of the doors.


Audio Described video of the 3D tour of the M'Clintock House. Accompanies the Matterport 3D tour function.


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