Fig. 13

FIG. 13. FLEXIBLE AND COMPACT FLOOR PLAN. Floor plan of house designed by Catherine Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Note movable screen partition in room to left of entrance and the compact kitchen and stove-room unit. The counter-height working surface in the kitchen included a breadboard (B), molding board and meat board (M), and drainboard (D). Beneath this continuous work surface were bins, drawers, and cupboards for flour, meal, towels and utensils; above it were open shelves extending to the ceiling (from Beecher and Stowe, The American Woman's Home, New York, 1869).