|Fireplace in the den|
The dining room was used for formal dining occasions. In the middle of the room, there was a push button switch that could be activated with the touch of a foot. This rang a bell in the kitchen to let the butler know that it was time to serve the next course of the meal. The wall covering is elephant hide leather embossed and gilded. The table can extend to seat 12 people and is currently used for guests each morning.
|One of the guest bedrooms|
At the time the mansion was purchased by the Sprengers, it had been vacant for 10 years and was not in livable condition. The heating and plumbing did not work, and almost all light fixtures and many windows were missing. All furniture was gone. Renovations were begun in 1989 and continue as furnishings are located that accurately represent the period. There are now 10 guest bedrooms used as part of the hotel.