The Kitchen & The Armstrong Family

Coming back downstairs, our next stop is the kitchen. William Henry Armstrong built this kitchen for his new wife Sarah Matilda in 1862.


The Armstrong family were the longest occupants of the Gomez Mill House. The family resided here from 1835 until 1904. One of the family's most notable achievements during their residency includes their involvement in the creation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.




The antiques seen in the above photo include a butter churn; a dough rising box; a cabinet with a hand-tooled copper plate fa├žade above them; a high chair in the corner by the mid-19th century Dutch-style door; and a tilt-top table made with joinery techniques (no nails).