Virtual Tour Ranch House Parlors

foyer entry

Lowest Level - Foyer Area and Parlors
The parlor was historically used for formal entertaining; the grandest room in the house.

This photo shows a view of the foyer area inside the Spring Hill Ranch house. The wooden newel post and doors were hand carved.

South Parlor for Family
Family and close friends to the Spring Hill Ranch entered the home through the front and were entertained in the south parlor.

North Parlor for Company
Formal guests were ushered into the north parlor where the interior finishes were more exquisite.

 

Video of the South Parlor

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When visiting the Jones family, you would be ushered into one of the two parlors. The south parlor was more for informal entertaining, such as for family guests.

 

Video of North Parlor

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Video of the fancier parlor in the house;gold leafing on the woodwork. It was used as the formal entertaining area.

 
south parlor at the holiday
South parlor during the holiday special event
 

Playing Christmas Music in the Parlor

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On special holiday events the house comes alive to the sound of live music being played.

 
north parlor
North parlor where formal guests were entertained.

A piano was located somewhere in the home; possibly in one of the parlors or upstairs in the family living space. From historic newspapers we know that youngest daughter Loutie was learning to play. The Las Animas Times (Colorado) reported that Mrs. Jones purchased a "fine piano," sometime before her move to Kansas.

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