This photograph is the earliest photo that I have of Green Mont and its occupants. I had it properly digitized in preparation for last summer’s reunion. I want to share it again, in it’s enhanced state.
Green Mont 1891. (My father WFR Jr. wrote on the back of this who everyone was.) Mary Lee Fleming on the porch with two of her four sons, Robert F. and Alfred W. Fleming and her daughter-in-law, Harriot Jane (Downman) Fleming. On the lawn are her 3 eldest granddaughters; Mary E. L. Fleming, Roberta D. Fleming and Frances Lee Fleming. There is no indication as to who those standing off to the side are.
Notice the bars in the upper floor windows: the earliest child safety devices I have ever come across. The “Kitchen” is visible to the left. You can also see what must have been the original cover over the cellar stairs. The hill top was populated with locust trees when this was taken. Now they are mostly walnuts.
When Green Mont was remodeled in 1902, almost every aspect of the house that Mary Fleming purchased in 1877 was changed; the porch, roof, siding, all the windows, the front door, the floors, the stairs, the shape and breadth of the house.