River Lea - Table of Contents

Living room
William Cleveland Allen's Villa at River Lea
Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island, NY

None of the furniture is original to the house; however, all are period correct.

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Plaster frieze

Greek Revival window treatment

Eastlake pier mirror

Eastlake chair

Eastlake chair

Eastlake chair

Eastlake chair

Greek Revival window treatment. Since there were no screens, lace curtains helped keep the bugs out.

Kittinger reproduction Federal Sheraton style sofa

Sheraton style baluster arm support and reeded legs

Other end of room opposite the front windows shown in the first illustration above

1850 Steinway grand piano

Piano leg: foliate design on knee ... whorl foot

Music stand: center lyre design surrounded by scrolls

Lyre design adaptation

Story-Clark electric organ

  • Used in the Congregational Church on West River near Staley in the early 1900s.

Story-Clark electric organ -

Story-Clark electric organ -
Note copper spittoon

Staircase: Factory made banisters and newel. Stair-end design taken from a pattern book.

Factory made banisters. Stair-end design taken from a pattern book.

Staircase: capstan newel post

Capstan newel post

Special thanks to Grand Island Historical Society President Curt Nestark for his cooperation
Grand Island Historical Society Historian Dottie Roehrig for her assistance

Photos and their arrangement © 2006 Chuck LaChiusa
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