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The door off of the Kitchen leads to a stairwell that goes down into the Basement. The stairwell is also under the DVD cabinet which used to be a stairwell that went up to the hallway outside of Nicole's Bathroom. The Basement was not open to the public for the Historic Home Tour. Primarily because it was where the cats were stashed.
The only thing in this space when we moved in was a shelving unit. This wooden unit (shown in the photograph below to the left) was in the house during the Kendrick occupancy. James Kendrick III during his visit said that he recognized it as the one that his Grandfather had. The only difference was that it had doors on it at that time. Some time over the years they have been removed and discarded.
As the photographs show, a lot has been done to this space. Two light fixtures have been added, as well as full electrical to support the power tools. This is David's hideaway. Rarely is this space as clean as it appears in these photographs.
When we moved in, the Workshop had a small stack of bricks in the corner of the room (shown at left). One day David decided to move them only to discover they went down below the floor level. Removal of all of the bricks led to a discovery of some sort of channel measuring about a foot deep and two feet wide, that led under the floor of the Workshop into the Boiler Room. Unfortunately, no pictures were taken of this discovery, and the opening to the channel has been sealed.
Go to the Boiler Room