George Gilmore built the house in the aftermath of emancipation from slavery. This small one and a half story home provided shelter for a family busy with farming.
The tall (6'4") Mr. Gilmore would have had to bend over to walk about the single room on the first floor.
After living in a slave cabin with much less room, I think Mr. Gilmore would not mind bending to walk about the home he built for his freed family. Place matters; a place to lay your head after a long day among crops.
Place matters; a place to share meals and play time with family.
Place matters; the warmth from a fire you built for food and family - for living and learning...
I have lived in several homes in my adult life. With each move, making a home involved more than brick and mortar preparation - hearts ultimately make homes...
Place matters - my heart home influences the atmosphere in my physical home.
I am yielding to the Master Builder as my place (my heart) continues to be built. Place matters.