Stairway in the house on the Michael Korn/Korns Somerset County PA family homestead

Stairway in the house on the Michael Korn/Korns family farm

This 1999 photograph shows the traditional centrally located stairway and hallway of the old farmhouse on the Michael Korn family homestead in Southampton Township, Somerset County, PA. (The nearby Daniel Korns house used to have a similar stairway and hallway, but the hallway was walled-in to make better use of the space.) This photograph was taken from the basement, up through the rotted away first story floor. Note the tongue and groove floorboard construction and the plaster over lath interior wall construction. Also note that the floorboards are not consistent in width. For a closeup of the irregular saw marks on one of the floorboards, click here.

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