What You Can Learn About Victorians from the Winchester Mystery House
- Light Well. Light wells are like interior skylights used to bring light into lower parts of a house (which was an important thing before electricity). They were also occasionally installed above front doors so people could see who awaited outside. Of course the way Mrs. Winchester had them installed (like in the middle of the room) was just a little weird.
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|The South Conservatory with a light well in the middle of the room. Source: Pinterest.|
Also check out my accompanying post The Most Interesting Stuff You Don't Usually Hear About the Winchester Mystery House.