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The Old House parlor in the twentieth century.

The Old House parlor was the main area of congregation for residents staying at the house. Directly in front of the entrance was a staircase leading to the second floor hallway. Facing inward and to the left of the staircase was the egress into the parlour. Behind the staircase was a descending set of steps leading down into the cellar. On the opposite side of the room was a doorway leading into a study.

In 1967, Barnabas Collins required little furnishings for the parlour, and aside from a few strategically placed candelabra, the parlour appeared rather Spartan.

In the wall opposite the hallway was a bookcase which served as a door to a secret room where Barnabas sometimes kept his coffin.


  • A large bay window looking out over the front grounds of the estate.
  • A small roll-top desk to the left of the window.
  • An occasional easy chair or divan situated near the fireplace. These items seemed to appear and disappear with relative frequency.


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