Sarah Duncan Room


The Sarah Duncan Room is east of the auditorium and may be reached through a hall from that room or through the hallway from the foyer. This part of a 1957 addition. This room was dedicated to the memory of Sarah Ely Duncan, a life resident of Tippecanoe County. She was married to Thomas Duncan and was a charter member of the Community House Association. The room is paneled in walnut wood. A lovely antique library table has been converted to an extremely long wall table. There are two exquisite oriental bowls and a pair of handsome lamps. Above this table hangs "Peaceful Valley" and on either end of the room hang paintings donated by long time board member, Mabel Baker. Note the framed Rookwood tiles and plaque describing their origin which were originally part of a fireplace in the Dr. Walker home at 615 Ferry.
There is a Mersman inlaid top mahogany table and an oval solid walnut table with elaborate spindle legs dating to 1875. There are two upholstered host and hostess chairs by the Sheraton style mahogany dining table. A piano and bench are also available for use in this room. Note the unusual shutters on the windows which when closed make this room an ideal spot to view movies or slides. To the south of the room is a fully equipped kitchen with china and silver. There are card tables and banquet tables available for use in this room or the auditorium. Duncan Hall also has table linens available for rent The Sarah Duncan Room can accommodate forty for lunch or dinner and fifty-five for a meeting. There are forty-eight upholstered chairs available. This room has been used by many women's clubs that are one hundred years old.

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