Westerfeld Mansion In The 21st Century

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There are many countries that try to preserve various historical places. Each year, thousands of people plan trips to visit these locations. For instance, in San Francisco, there are many well-known historical sites that attract thousands of tourists such as the Painted ladies, the Alcatraz Island, the Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Most historical places that are preserved had been changed with features that match the current time period. The Westerfeld mansion, located in San Francisco, is an example of a house that was changed with features from different decades. The Westerfeld Mansion was altered because of the 21st century changes in lifestyle, technology, beliefs, and privacy.
The Westerfeld mansion, a Victorian house that is located between Fulton Street and Scott Street in San Francisco, has a history that dates back to the late 1800s. According to Stephen Jackson (2014), the mansion was designed in 1889 for William Westerfeld and his family. Westerfeld was an immigrant that came to San Francisco in the 1870s and had his own business. After the death of Westerfeld, there were many
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The development of privacy made changes to the Westerfeld Mansion’s design. In the late 1800s, there was very little privacy in the household because most families had servants. The upper class and the middle class were the individuals that were able to afford servants. The servants acted as the individuals that attended everything within the household from cooking food for the family to helping the lady of the house to the bathroom. This showed that the servants knew all that was happening in the house. In comparison, today privacy is very important to people. Most individuals would rather do certain tasks by themselves such as getting dressed, going to the bathroom, cooking, and cleaning. People would know very little traits about one another, which affected the home design
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