Collinwood foyer and the entrance to the drawing room, 1966.


The 18th century portrait of Barnabas Collins was one piece of art hanging in the Collinwood foyer.


Foyer, 1967.


The Foyer with the portrait of Barnabas Collins hanging on the wall.


Collinwood Upstairs Landing - 1

Collinwood-Foyer-Front door

Collinwood Front Door

Collinwood-Foyer-2nd floor landing

Collinwood Upstairs Landing - 2

The foyer at Collinwood contained two chambers bisected by a wide stone entranceway. The large double-doors of the Great House opened into a small vestibule containing a coat-rack to the left and a four-legged chest to the right. Facing inward, the vestibule channelled into a larger greeting area. To the left was a large 18th century portrait of Barnabas Collins and a door leading into Roger Collins’ study (1, 205, 217, 218).

Towards the right was a staircase leading up to the second floor landing. Beneath the landing was a divan and a long, wooden table that sometimes held a telephone and a sculpture of a man with a shovel resting upon it. A small doorway behind the table led towards another wing of the house containing the kitchen and dining area. Parallel to the table was a sideboard, above which rested a portrait of an unspecified Collins family member (1).

Directly opposite from the entranceway was a large set of double-doors which led into the drawing room, the most often-used room in the house. Beside the entrance to the drawing room stood a large grandfather clock (1). The clock was nearly 200 years old in 1967 as was probably one of the first pieces of furniture brought into Collinwood (30).

Aside from a few cosmetic differences, the foyer at Collinwood remained relatively unchanged since the house’s construction in 1795.

For a list of appearances of the foyer see the main article on Collinwood.