Homes and Housewares

Residential Homes Charlotte, North Carolina 
 
Families work together to keep their homes looking nice in the early 1900s. The stove needs coal and firewood. Someone has to order the ice for the icebox. Rich people, like the Oates family, who lived in the house above, had a lot of servants. Even ordinary folks had at least one servant, and the moms, with the help of their daughters, do all the cleaning without modern appliances. Methods for cooling and heating their homes are very different from how we do it today. This segment provides you with a glimpse into how a home would look inside during this time, as well as how people cooked, ate, slept and kept them clean without many of today’s modern conveniences. You will also learn how families kept their homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer.