The Manship House dining room.

The dining room was said to be Charles Henry Manship’s favorite room.  Manship covered the dining room walls with wallpaper, then grained them from floor to ceiling to create the appearance of a paneled oak room.  The mantel was marbled, a painting technique imitating a much more costly material.  All the mantels in the house have been removed and are stored off-site during the foundation repair work.  The chimneys and interior fireplaces will be demolished and reconstructed once the house has been leveled and placed on its new foundation.

The mantel has been removed, and the room is prepared for demolition of the fireplace.

Interior demolition of the dining room chimney and fireplace.

Looking into the attic from the dining room.