Men's Guest Bedroom

During the Victorian Era, a discrete way to show one’s wealth and influence was to provide separate bedrooms for each family member. Even husbands and wives maintained separate bedrooms for appearance sake. At Cedar Hill all of the men’s bedrooms are located on the east side of the upstairs hallway, while the ladies’ bedrooms are on the west side.

The 1895 inventory did not list each individual piece of furniture for the bedrooms, nor did it list which pieces were in each room. Only a corner of this room was shown in a photograph which showed that the room had a chest of drawers, a stool and an upholstered chair. Since the home did not have indoor plumbing, all bedrooms had a chamber pot which family and guest used for bathroom purposes at night. Water pitchers and basins were used for washing.