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Collinwood foyer
State: Maine
City: Collinsport
Locale: Collinwood
1st appearance: Dark Shadows: 1

The Collinwood foyer is one of the main settings featured in the 1960s Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. It is located on the first floor of the Great House at Collinwood in the fictional town of Collinsport, Maine.

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The foyer at Collinwood contained two chambers bisected by a wide stone entranceway. The large double-doors of the great house opened into a small vestibule containing a coat-rack to the left and a four-legged chest to the right. Facing inward, the vestibule channeled into a larger greeting area. To the left was a large 18th century portrait of Barnabas Collins and a door leading into Roger Collins' study. Towards the right was a staircase leading up to the second floor landing. Beneath the landing was a divan and a long, wooden table with a telephone and a sculpture of a man with a shovel resting upon it. A small doorway behind the table led towards another wing of the house containing the kitchen and dining area. Parallel to the table was a sideboard, above which rested a portrait of an unspecified Collins family member. Directly opposite from the entranceway, stood a grandfather clock and a large set of double-doors, which led into the drawing room – the most often-used room in the house. Aside from a few cosmetic differences, the foyer at Collinwood has remained relatively unchanged since the house’s construction in 1796.

History[edit | edit source]

1795[edit | edit source]

1840[edit | edit source]

Daphne Harridge was greatly disturbed to find the cape belonging to Joanna Mills lying on the floor of the foyer. This, in connection to the note that Mills had allegedly written her, convinced Daphne that Joanna's ghost was out to get her. (DS 1165)

1897[edit | edit source]

Edward Collins returned home one evening to find a frantic Jamison demanding to speak to him. Jamison told his father that Barnabas Collins was a vampire. Edward was standing in front of the mirror near the staircase when he heard this shocking news. (DS 770)

1966[edit | edit source]

In 1966, Elizabeth Collins Stoddard first greeted Victoria Winters in the foyer of Collinwood as she came to accept her position as governess to David Collins. (DS 1)

1968[edit | edit source]

Mrs. Johnson found Harry and told him about how Joe Haskell had just tried to murder Barnabas at the Old House. Harry began acting nervous and suspicious and Sarah knew that he was up to something. After Roger and Elizabeth brought the injured Joe back to Collinwood, she went into the foyer to contact the police. (DS 614)

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