Haywood Room


The Haywood Room honors Mary Marshall Haywood who was one of the first to interest Mr. Duncan in the Community House movement and responsible for his generous bequest. This room has oak puncheon board floors and is Early American federal period style. The wall sconces and ceiling fixture are adorned with eagles. Hanging above the rose colored period sofa is "The Mission at Capistrano" painted by Walter Scholer, Sr., and presented to Duncan Hall in 1971. A portrait of Mrs. Haywood in colonial costume and a framed tribute dedicating this room to her adorns the wall. A federal convex mirror hangs above the fireplace. This fireplace has brass andirons and tools. An antique walnut hand-painted firescreen is an outstanding accessory.

Ornate rose satin hangings with gold leaf adorn the windows with cornices painted to match the drapes with gold leaf trim. Small federal gold leaf shelves with an eagle base are mounted on each side of the fireplace. On them are statues of soldiers in revolutionary uniforms. Shelves opposite the fireplace contain several handsome porcelain accessories. There are eight Chippendale-back Queen Anne style chairs and three attractive upholstered period chairs. Also furnishings in this room include a walnut secretary with a blocked front, a small walnut glass top table, and a walnut inlaid top desl Two antique walnut sewing tables are used as end tables with two unusual elaborate glass lamps. The Haywood Room can seat from twenty to twenty-five people.

Note the balcony doorway in the hallway to the right and a bathroom. The balcony can seat up to fifty persons. With the auditorium theater style seating can accommodate about 200 people.

Also there is a carved walnut pier mirror with a dark pink marble shelf in the second floor hallway. A small candle stand serves as a telephone table.


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