During a visit to Isaac’s farm in 1984, Keith Dorrance Rowe (1924-2010), the owner at the time, gave me a tour of the farmhouse. After the tour, Mr. Rowe stated that his father purchased the farm from Isaac. When I remarked about the two stairways, he told me that Isaac decided who would use which stairway. It was done “to maintain decorum” in the home.
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