One of two original fireplaces, with custom built in cabinets flanking the hearth. Both cabinets are airtight to protect the artifacts on display. The finished building dimensions however did not match the drawings and specifications that were provided. Due to this variation being smaller than originally indicated it required the cabinet to be altered on site to fit. A new interior side panel was installed in the field, while maintaining the air seal and cutting the old exterior panel off, shrinking the entire cabinet by 2 inches. Cabinet construction across all of Lathrop Place consisted of Medex, which is a type of MDF designed to be water resistant and formaldehyde free to prevent off gassing which could degrade museum artifacts.