Hope Lodge
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ATTIC


attic
Originally the attic at Hope Lodge was one large, open, unfinished space except for one corner finished as the servants' quarters. It was originally lit by three dormers in the front and two in the rear. The existing dormers were installed c.1820 and are much more ornate than the originals. The attic was probably not used as extra family living space since there is no fireplace. The slave/servants' quarters at Hope Lodge are located in a small, low ceilinged room that contrasts sharply with the stately bedchambers on the floor below. It contains a small fireplace, the door to the service staircase and a single, east-facing dormer window. Advertisements for runaway servants are one source of information for the items in the servants' quarters. Samuel Morris listed a runaway servant in the Pennsylvania Journal in December 1745. The servant, John Cogdill, was listed as wearing an old felt hat, a great coat, and a homespun cloth vest with flat metal buttons. Other ads list clothing such as a coarse linen shirt, cloth or buckskin breeches, old black stockings, and worn shoes.




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