David Davis Mansion Bloomington il Dining room at Christmas

An American Gilded Age Christmas, at the Davis Mansion - 'Clover Lawn' - built in located in Bloomington, Illinois. A portrait of American President Abraham Lincoln, is hanging over the fireplace mantel.

During the architectural period known as “Back In The Day,” rooms were built for more specific purposes which are most likely not needed anymore. Here are nine rooms you probably won’t find in any new home.

9 Historical Rooms You Probably Don’t Have In Your Home

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Quirky flea-market finds become interesting decorating opportunities when you put your imagination to work. Repurpose antiques, collectibles and architectural salvage for one-of-a-kind decor.

Hardwood parquet flooring is the standard for high-style and urban Victorian houses. Photo by Edward Addeo.  Old House Interiors

Hardwood parquet flooring is the standard for high-style and urban Victorian houses. Photo by Edward Addeo. (via Flooring Options for Period Homes - Old-House Online)

Victorian era rooms - Beautiful fretwork!! www.steampunktendencies.com

Rescuing a Folk Victorian Family Home

Victorian Architecture - A fretwork spandrel by Cumberland Woodcraft demarcates the window bay in the newly added family room, where all surfaces are embellished with Victorian-era patterns. Ferns add to the Victorian air.

If the idea of hanging wallpaper strikes fear into your heart, you’re not alone. “There’s a certain octopus-wrestling factor that comes with handling paper,”

How To Hang Historical Wallpaper

If the idea of hanging wallpaper strikes fear into your heart, you’re not alone. “There’s a certain octopus-wrestling factor that comes with handling paper,”

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The 4 Basics of Victorian Interior Design and Home Décor

Homeowners Audry and Chris Bond (shown in the parlor) revived their Victorian home from years of neglect.

A Ravishing Victorian Home

Homeowners Audry and Chris Bond (shown in the parlor) revived it from years of neglect.

Classical Interiors, Timeless Elegance, Old World - William R. Eubanks Interior Design, Inc.

Delightful Liaisons - Eubanks combines century France with a fresh, updated - traditional - dining room - miami - by William R. Eubanks Interior Design, Inc.

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