NW Snapshots: Victorian Amenities at Fort Worden

Antique radiator with built-in warming oven. Circa 1900. Photo: KGilb.

Antique radiator with built-in warming oven. Circa 1900. Photo: KGilb.

I love big, beautiful, Victorian-era houses.  They usually have so much more architectural detail than homes built today.  So you can imagine my delight when I stumbled across this little beauty in the dining room of a house used by officers at Fort Worden near Port Townsend, WA.  I’ve seen dozens of hot water radiators over the years, including some with ornate decorative designs.  But this is the first one I’ve ever seen that came with a built-in warming oven.  What a great idea!

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