Two weeks ago, I took you on a photographic tour of Rutger Home number 3 in Utica’s historic Rutger Park. Yesterday, June 2, the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica held its annual "Picnic in the Park," where those who attended had the opportunity to get tours of the historic homes. And, I had the wonderful opportunity to revisit the homes. I was able to look around and take some photos of Rutger Home number 1. The interesting part about Rutger Home number 1 is that in the early 1950s, the house was turned into a private nursing care facility. It’s very interesting because there are still beds in some of the rooms. And, a lot of the rooms have old phone systems in them, which I found to be most fascinating. So, needless to say, you definitely feel the history when you stand in any of the rooms. Today, I would like to share with you my latest visit to Rutger Park. I’d like to take you on a photographic tour of Rutger Home number 1. This week’s theme—Rutger Park Revisited.

  • Stove

    An old stove off of the main entryway.

    Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
  • Bed By Window

    I really liked the light shinning through the window onto the bed.

    Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
  • Bed Frame

    There were two beds in this room. The one in the picture is without a mattress. I found the color of the floor, walls and bed frame to be quite interesting.

    Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
  • Telephone

    These phones are in a lot of the rooms in Rutger Home number 1. Around the talking piece of the telephone it reads: "Utica Fire Alarm Tel. Co."

    Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
  • Lonely Chair

    I really liked the looks of this lonely chair with the light shinning through the window.

    Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
  • "Coat Room"

    The sign on the telephone says, "Coat Room".

    Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
  • Mirror

    Here is an old mirror leaning up against the peeling wall.

    Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
  • Storage Space

    Here's a little room off of the room with the mirror (pictured above).

    Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
  • "Kitchen, Garage"

    The signs on this telephone says, "Kitchen" and another says, "Garage".

    Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
  • Telephone, Again

    Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
  • Bathtub

    Here is an old bathroom.

    Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
  • Skylight

    This skylight was very colorful and it lets in a lot of light. The skylight is at the top of a long staircase.

    Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
  • Lonely Chair, Again

    Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media