Here is a floor plan. I'm not
an architect. It's not drawn to exact scale and don't get out the protractor
because I'm sure none of the angles are truly right.
But then again none of the angles
in the cottage are square either. It was built in 1929 by a carpenter who
thought it was beneath him to use a level or a square. He did the cottage
strictly by eye. He had a pretty good eye. Things are almost perpendicular.
The original owner was the fellow
who invented "Miracle Whip." He made a fortune during the Depression by creating
a cheaper alternative to mayonnaise. He also sold Kraft the recipe for "Open Pit Barbecue Sauce." That's why the cottage is painted in "food" colors.
He used to have a player piano
in the living room right where the bookcase is today. On Memorial Day, at
the begining of the resort season, he would play "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All
Here." All the children would come running from the surrounding cottages.