Not much was known about the Greek Revival Farmhouse when the owners acquired the property. Several people around the community were able to convey snippets of information about the dwelling but none that led to the discovery of the structure's history. Only the following could be articulated:
Upon purchase of the cottage in 1998, the parlor in the Parlor Suite was divided into two rooms: a bath and a bedroom. A one-board wall had been run from east to west and a door had been cut in to the hall from the bath side. Today, the hall wall has been restored and only the original entrance to the parlor remains. The commode sat under the southwest window, the sink where the entertainment armoire sits today and the tub where the library table is today. The bed and bathroom of the Parlor Suite had been cobbled into one large room which served as the kitchen. It could be speculated that the current bath was actually a stranger's room and no interior access to that room could be had from the house proper. This could be a logical argument as there remains an exterior door to the bath even today. During the last step of the evolution of this suite, the previously removed wall was restored to define the bath from the bedroom.
Upon purchase of the cottage in 1998, the bedroom in the Master Suite was in use as the Parlor for the house. The relative formality of the detail in the ceiling and wainscoting underscored this to be the grandest room of this modest cottage. However, with the restoration of the parlor in the Parlor Suite, the flow of the rooms in general dictated this room be used as the only bedroom (hence the title: Master Suite) and the restored parlor more appropriately so due to its proximity to the kitchen. The bath was moved into one-half of the back porch room and the door frame was salvaged from the old bath and reused. All pieces cut out of the wall to accommodate this bath were saved for a time when a total and period correct restoration may be done. If one looks closely, it is apparent that the upper walls are covered in tiny tack heads. Originally, these boards were covered in wallpaper. Under the wallpaper was a layer of cheesecloth held in place by these tacks. The cheesecloth facilitated a smooth application of the wallpaper. However, these tacks are now ruthlessly embedded in this 150 year old wood which teeters on being petrified. Therefore, one can learn to live with the tacks since removal is difficult at best!