Kitchen Stove in Lizzie Borden's House

Jane Neill-Hancock

Wayne, United States

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2nd Place in Kitchens, Pots and Pans Challenge, Preserving History Group, 16-Oct-2014

10th place in Vintage Kitchens Challenge, Challenge Accepted Group, 25-Sept-2014

Featured in Preserving History, 24-May-2013

taken at Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast/ Museum, Fall River, MA, Sept 2007

According to our tour guide this is the original stove in the home when Lizzie and her family lived here. Pretty awesome to realize that. This is where Lizzie supposedly was boiling hot water to clean the blood out of her dress. She eventually burning it in the coals of the stove since it would not clean properly.

Beautiful stove, I had a doll sized replica as a child and loved it.

from the Glenwood Good Time Stove website – history of the Glenwood stove: “There was a time, from about 1850 to 1930, when almost everyone used such stoves seldom just for fun. The black cast iron range was a cherished fixture of every modern kitchen. Stoves also made the other rooms of the house comfortable in winter for the for the first time, replacing open fires that threw of more light than heat.”

“The cast-iron stove was not just an appliance, or even a mere necessity, it was one of the glories of civilization. In 1886, when the demand for stoves was approaching its peak, one high-minded company traced the origins of the trade back to portable blaziers at Pompeii, and even by Bezaleel for the alter of the temple. The American stove was “unquestionably one of our crowing triumphs,” in a class with the steamboat and the telephone."

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