Posted an interesting artist’s conception of Mrs. Madison taking down the red curtains in the oval drawing room to spririt them to safety before the British regulars arrived and made coats out of them, or whatever she imagined would happen. I’d love to see more reconstructions of this sort of thing. Heck, they do it for dinosaurs.
…Not that I want to see Dolley Madison with a reptilian snout and feathered arms….
Also, I’ve switched the second floor layout back to show the spiral stair in place of Margaret Truman’s bathroom. I’ve tried to figure out how to wedge a lavatory in there, but it doesn’t seem possible without making the kitchen considerably smaller. Maybe that’s correct, but I won’t bother without more evidence.
AND, I redid the 1880 second floor layout and added an 1880 first floor layout.