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Quick Facts

Condition: Original
Floor: Second
Parent Location: Mansion

Where is it Located

About the Yellow Room

The Yellow Room occupies the southeast corner of George Washington's 1759 house and is slightly larger than the first-floor bedchamber that is below it. Before the remodeling of the 1750s, this space formed two rooms, one unheated and tucked under the east slope of the roof, and one heated called the "Yellow Room." With the creation of the full second story, the new Yellow Room received a corner fireplace and a window in the east wall; there may also have been a window in the south wall, or a door leading to the roof of the one-story south closet. The current mantel was installed in 1775 when the south addition to the house was added.

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