The Seven Gables before the addition
The north side. The portion on the right side was library that was added on later. Bedroom, dressing room, maids chambers upstairs with stairway that went all the way to basement
The east end.
The southwest corner.
The sitting room above the library. Door straight ahead went to hallway to the steps. The maids room to the right, a closet on the left where Herbert Stone kept his Four Roses whiskey that was only used when his Malaria that he picked up in Texas flared up. He mixed it with egg nog.
The southeast corner.
The sitting room above the library.
Bookcase in Library that was donated to the Historical Society and never displayed but given to the Governors Mansion.
The Barn - built by an architect. Middle door for carraiges, right for horses, left where "the guy" lived. There was basement also with a low door on the back side so the cows could get in but not the horses. Was lived in while the mansion was built. When it was torn down it was thought a push from a bulldozer would do it - not so. Much more of a job.
The Barn - where Sunday School was held before Asbury Methodist was built, a horseshoe above one of the doors with a skull and crossbones above the workbench stating "tools - nothing to loan", a picture of Redhead Park (in later years) stating "the best equipped playground in Des Moines", and a big picture of Ancient Briton the prized herford of George Redhead