Rufus King Manor Museum, located in Jamaica, Queens was once the home or Rufus and his family. He grew up in wealthy family himself and was the son of a merchant. When he got older, Rufus attended and graduated from Harvard where he studied to be a lawyer. Aside from being interested in law, he was a statesman and a farmer. During his years of dedicated studying, he postponed his education to serve in the militia and fought in the Revolutionary war of 1778. Soon after served as a member of the confederation congress where he planned on making a difference by stating his opinions on slavery and trying to make a change.
Rufus King’s life was well portrayed by the way he lived and his home was a great way of showing that. The outside of the house was an off white color and had a big door as an entrance that demonstrated power. As I entered the house, I noticed the different types of shades the walls. For instance the Parlor, which for us is known as the living room, was very spacious and had great detailing by the fireplace, which represented wealth. The marble was somewhat luxurious and gave the guest a nice impression. The walls were a bright green color and the reason for it was because he felt the brighter the more money and success it brought. In this same room was a portrait of the King family, a finger dipper and a teapot. The next room was the dinning room. This room was an addition of Rufus’s after he bought the house in 1805. The color of this room was a bright yellow and transmitted positive energy, this was created by adding pigment to wet plaster. In this particular room was where most of the fun occurred, Family gatherings, piano playing, dancing and card playing. The structure of the Parlor was important because it was rounded off on one side, allowing the noise to echo and create a smoother vocal sound for the piano. This room was also used for formal entertaining. The Library room was where Rufus king spent most of his time. He...
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