It is the the only Queen Ann Victorian Style home left in Huntington Beach.
This home has been restored and is now available for tours. The home is furnished in the style that it was while the Newland's still lived there. Many of the items were the actual belongings of the Newlands.
Mr. & Mrs. Newland had 10 children. Two were born in this house. There was no running water and until they added the water tower the men would have to go fetch the water and bring it up to the home daily.
Would you like to come take a look inside? Come on, let's go in.
This is the kitchen. It was very modern for it's day. See the lamp? It is a kerosene lamp. That was the only type of light they had when they first moved in. Later, the house was fitted with gas pipes and the lights were then fueled by the gas.
Look at that stove. It is wood burning. Mrs. Newland would cook for her whole family plus all the farm hands on that stove.
When it was Tues. the oven heated up about 7 irons that would be used to iron all the clothes that were washed on Monday. That must have taken all day to hand wash all those clothes and then to iron them all took another whole day.
The little bonnet on the door was Mrs. Newland's actual bonnet.
This allowed them to have items they grew on their farm durning the winter months.
This is the guest room that is downstairs. It was common for strangers to stop by when they were on a long trip. They would spend the night, have a nice breakfast then pack up and continue on with their travels.
It was the families custom to have friends and family that came to visit to enter through the back door. Only strangers and peddlers came to the front door. That is why the guest room is right by the front door.
This is the sun room. It was added on in 1915 as one of the daughters got TB and was very sick. The Dr. recommend she be placed in a room that got lots of sunlight. So Mr. and Mrs. Newland had this room built for her.
Once she got better they turned into a sun room.
This is the dinning area. The actual table and chairs as well as the every day dishes are here.
The silver tea set and clock that once belonged to the Newlands are on display.
Let's go upstairs now. Be careful, the stairs are very steep. So please hold on to the railing.
This is the families only bathroom. The "sink" was the pitcher and bowl that would have water in it. The chest of drawers held towels, soap and other sundries. The only "toilet" they had was the white chamber pot.
All of this is out in the open in a tiny little alcove upstairs.
A darling little tea set that the children played with .
There bed was tiny by today's standards. It is what we would call a 3/4 bed. Almost the size of a double.
This is the chair that one of the Newland boys used to rock his children to sleep in. He gave it to the Newland house to display. The picture above the chair is a painting of one of the children.
This is the bell that Mrs. Newland would ring when meals were ready. That way everyone who was out in the fields could hear it and come to eat.