29. The Dining Room

The dining room is on the right side of the foyer. As you cross the foyer and enter into the dining room, you’ll notice the room has a decorative nine box ceiling with joists. Originally, the room was much larger, but was divided around 1900, creating an additional bedroom. Because the box ceiling does not continue into the adjacent room (which now functions as a storage area), this ceiling feature probably dates after the room was divided, around the time that the Wyatt family owned Oak View.

To learn about the Wyatt family, dial 30. To continue into the family room, dial 31.