The North Parlor opens up onto the Fireplace Parlor and can be used for reading, or for catching up on your favorite cable shows on the wall-mounted flat screen. The main piece of furniture is a blackwood Chinese “opium bed” (or day bed) that is now outfitted with a cushion and pillows, in addition to its charming carved sides and marble insets. There is also a set of glass-fronted stacking shelves (a “Barrister’s Bookcase”) that were once used in the Utah Supreme Court, and a rocking chair from Red Cloud’s public library. When the nine-foot basement was dug out from underneath the house, the former closet in this room became the new stairway down. One of the paintings in this parlor shows the house in 2009 before the porch was completed.