RE­MARK­ABLY IN­TACT

Arts and Crafts Homes - - HISTORIC HOUSE -

, THE HOUSE’S IN­TE­RIOR IS TYP­I­CAL OF A MID­WEST BUN­GA­LOW CA. 1915. BEAMS CROSS THE PLAS­TER-ON-LATH CELINGS, AND WOOD­WORK IS NAT­U­RALLY FIN­ISHED. SO­PHIS­TI­CATED STEN­CIL DE­SIGNS RE­MAIN IN PUB­LIC ROOMS. ART GLASS TA­BLE LAMPS SUR­VIVE, AS DO MULTI-LIGHT SHOWER OR PEN­DANT CEIL­ING FIX­TURES.

Out­side, the house is an atyp­i­cal bun­ga­low with a shaped-con­crete-block foun­da­tion and porch walls. The gable faces the lake. The in­te­rior is re­mark­ably in­tact, fea­tur­ing painted burlap wall cov­er­ings and sten­cil­ing on plas­ter. Even the fur­ni­ture is orig­i­nal. Ar­ti­facts in the house al­lude to Billy Sun­day’s ear­lier ca­reer in pro­fes­sional base­ball and to his days as a Pro­hi­bi­tion evan­ge­list; Ma Sun­day’s needle­work sur­vives. The fam­ily’s china re­mains in the kitchen, their books in the in­glenook; var­i­ous lov­ing cups and tea sets, gifts from cities where the preacher spoke, fur­nish rooms.

To­day Mount Hood is part of the mu­seum hold­ings of the Wi­nona His­tory Cen­ter, head­quar­tered on the cam­pus of Grace Col­lege in Wi­nona Lake. (Grace Col­lege pur­chased the Assem­bly grounds in 1968.) The town it­self is hav­ing an­other re­newal, this time fea­tur­ing on­go­ing restora­tion ac­tiv­ity, var­i­ous cul­tural fes­ti­vals, bou­tiques, and world-class restau­rants. a our thanks to Terry D. White; please re­fer to the his­tory book Wi­nona at 100: Third Wave Ris­ing by Terry White with Steve Grill (BMH Books, 2013).

A shel­lacked burlap wall cov­er­ing is sten­ciled at the top with a pen­dant de­sign bridg­ing Arts & Crafts and Art Nou­veau styles. Half-walls with benches cre­ate an in­glenook at the fire­place.

right A bril­liant wall color is the only re­fine­ment in the kitchen lit­tle changed since the house was built. above This gift from a city where the evan­ge­list cru­saded is among mem­o­ra­bilia in his home.

left The broad, beamed liv­ing room re­tains its fur­ni­ture of the Arts & Crafts pe­riod, along with multi-lamp shower ceil­ing fix­tures. be­low (left) A typ­i­cal house of the early 20th cen­tury built with con­crete blocks. (right) The 1907 Beyer Man­sion is a...

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