Last May, I did two posts (here and here) about the discovery that the Cross House originally had a call system, involving “doorbells” in every room, and an attendant annunciator in the kitchen.
It was all rather breathless, and all thanks to Blair!
In the dining room I realized that this push switch was the only remaining component of the 1894 system, other than all the thin wires still snaking through the house. Well, opposite this window…
…is another window, facing east. And look what I discovered…
…but a second call bell. See the wires? See the round outline of the bell?
So, the dining room had TWO call bells!
NOTE: There is no evidence that there was a floor bell. I checked!