room (1 of 3)
living room's broad windows
admit abundant north light. In seasonable weather, they were raised, opening the
house to the sounds and scents of outdoors (the fragrant magnolia fuscata near
the front door was one of Eudora Welty's favorites).
doors opening to the porch provided cross-ventilation, since the house was originally
without air-conditioning and remained so, throughout Welty's life, except for
the downstairs sitting room and bedroom. Welty
kept fresh flowers in the living roomusually cut from her garden.