River Ridge Mansion 1st Floor Interior

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River Ridge Mansion First Floor Floor Plan

                                       

Entrance to the Stair Hall from the rear of the mansion.                                The Stair Hall looking back at the entrance.             

                                                                                                                    This is the main staircase in the home. 

                                                                                                                       It leads to the second floor.

 

The Stair Hall looking back at the entrance.

Seen is a Powder Room (Lav.) to the left of the Entrance.

 

 

Looking down from the first stair landing to the back of the Stair Hall.

 The large door is the entrance into the Living Room.      

The chandelier seen in the next picture is located

just above this image's location.

 

 

 

The chandelier located at the top of the first stair landing.

The Library (40 X 25 feet) looking from the nook between the Library and the Living Room.

The Living Room (50 X 25 feet) as seen from the nook between the Library and the Living Room. 

Seen on the near left is the doorway to the Stair Hall. 

The windows/doorways seen on the right are facing the front of the mansion. 

The fireplace seen at the end of the Living Room is the original.

 

One of the window/doorways facing the front of the mansion as seen from the Living Room.

 

A close-up of the original Living Room fireplace. 

 

 

 

The Dining Room (40 X 25 feet) looking back toward the Living Room entrance.  The dinning room could seat 100 guests.

 

 

     

 The Dinning Room as seen from the Living Room door.

 

                          

 

 

One of two Dining Room corner china cabinets.

 

 

                   

 

The original Dining Room fireplace made from Cucumber wood.

 

 

 

Another image of the Dining Room fireplace.

 

 

    

 

The Christmas tree in the Dining Room near the original fireplace in 1917.

 

 

 

The Dining Room as it was in 1915 looking from the entrance to the Porch and toward the Living Room..

 

 

 

The entrance way to the Porch, which is located to the right of the Dining Room.

 

 

 

The interior of the Dining Room Porch.  

 

 

 

 

The Dinning Room Porch looking back toward the entrance door.

 

 

 

The Breakfast Room as seen from the nook between the Living Room and Dining Room.

 

 

 

The Breakfast Room as seen from the Butler's Pantry. 

A Sunken Garden was located just outside this window. 

It was just in front of the Sunken Garden where Joe

Sibley and his second wife Ida often ate their breakfast. 

This is also the location where Joe Sibley died in a chaise lounge. 

His wife found him "asleep" there at 9:10 AM on May 19, 1926.

 

 

 

The Breakfast Room looking back toward the doorway to the Butler's Pantry.  Notice the original fireplace.

 

 

                   

 

The Breakfast Room fireplace made of hand carved Cucumber wood.

 

 

 

Another image of the Breakfast Room fireplace.

 

 

 

The Butler's Pantry as seen from the Breakfast Room. 

The Kitchen is to the right of this picture.

 

 

 

The Butler's Pantry as seen from the Kitchen entrance. 

Also seen here is the beginning of the 1st floor Passage (Hallway) to the back left of the image.

 

 

The Kitchen as seen from the Butler's Pantry.

 

 

 

The Kitchen as seen from the entrance to the Cold Storage area.

 

 

 

The Hallway leading to the Cold Storage area (left) and the door to the Servant's Dining Room.

 

 

                                         

 

    Entrance to the Cold Storage Area showing 3 refrigerators/freezers.        Inside one of the refrigerator/freezers used as kitchen storage.

 

 

 

The 1st floor Passage as seen from the Butler's Pantry. 

The Passage goes from the Butler's Pantry/Breakfast Room/Dining Room

area to the Office on the other side of the mansion. 

The entrance to the downstairs Bed Room can be seen on the right center of the image. 

The walls of the Passage are covered with old photos of the mansion.

 

 

 

The first floor safe, located in the hexagonal hallway between the living room, the dining room, the butlers pantry and the side entrance to the breakfast room.  If one stands in front of the dining room doors, the safe would be directly to their right.  The safe is located behind a large, regular looking door directly across from the breakfast room's side entrance.  It occupies the area that on the other side of the mansion was the elevator shaft. I always loved the picture on the door of the safe.  At one time when I was at school there, I had the combination, as I would help out the secretary during one of my study halls and would go and retrieve things for her./ Shawn Blyler

 

 

1st floor Bed Room as seen from the Passage. 

A closet can be seen in the back of the image.

 

 

 

The 1st floor Bed Room as seen from the Bath entrance.

 

 

 

The 1st Floor Bed Room as seen from the Closet. 

The Bath is seen on the left of the image.

The door way to the Passage is seen on the right of the image.

The young lady is my 16 year old Granddaughter Alexa Hall.

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