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Mrs. C.B.Allen, above, relaxes in the living room of her home. At left, spiral stairway leading upstairs is of solid walnut. Above, right, is a pine copy made locally of an old Empire chest. Dining room, lower right, has bannister back chairs madeinHOO's and handed down through Mrs. Allen's family. for what is now West Virginia. When he died, the house went out of the family and fell into disrepair. Finally, in 1965, Mr. and Mrs. C.B. "Allen bought it back and restored it to its present condition. Over the mantel in the dining room is a portrait of Mrs. Allen's paternal great-grandfather, William Beech of Fairfield, Conn; and her great-grandmother's, portrait hangs over the fireplace in the living room. . . As the photos on these pages indicate, a great deal of care and.skill has been used in the restoration to capture the refined graciousness of a more thoughtful era. .State Maggzine, August 24,1975 J i I' i-':.'i" : .V; Â·Â·'.'"'Â·'"iu ". 'i ..Â£ f Â·'.'. . i ; Â·. Â·Â», Jv '.--.