Laundry room in the Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House

Contributed by Longfellow National Historic Site


The laundry room was originally part of the rear ell porch, which ran across the back of the Craigie addition to the house in the early 1790s. The western portion of the porch was enclosed and configured as a laundry room, probably prior to 1845. The room contains a stove for heating water, laundry sinks, a wringer, and storage cabinets. It is located near the well. Clothes were often dried in the circle of lilacs outside the ell.

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About This Item

  • Title: Laundry room in the Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House
  • Creation Date: circa 1844
  • Subject Date: circa 1930
  • Town: Cambridge
  • County: Middlesex
  • State: MA
  • Media: wood, metal
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Longfellow National Historic Site
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-4491

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