Five Awesome Architectural Details Of Liberty Square
Although Liberty Square may be one of the smaller lands in Magic Kingdom, it holds quite a bit of character.
There are many awesome architectural features carefully crafted in to the land that represents colonial America and we want to share some of those details with you!
1. Home Sweet Home
While strolling through Liberty Square, you may notice numbers on the doors of different buildings. These numbers are designed to look like street addresses.
However, if you add an “18” in front of the number on the door, it represents the year that style of house would’ve been popular.
2. Window Gazing
If you take a peek up at the window shutters you’ll probably see that they are a bit slumped.
That’s because during the Revolutionary War, colonists used every scrap of metal they could find for bullets which included the metal hinges on window shutters.
The hinges were then replaced with leather causing them to droop.
3. Grim Grinning Ghosts
Those stone pieces atop the Haunted Mansion’s roof seem to closely resemble chess pieces…
Claude Coats, the mansion’s architectural creator, was said to be a true chess buff. Perhaps this is how he left his mark on this ghoulishly good project.
4. A Towering Oak
The majestic Liberty Square Tree is the centerpiece of this inspiring land.
If you gaze up at its branches, you’ll see there are 13 lanterns hanging. Each of these 13 lanterns represents one of the original 13 colonies.
5. Watch Your Step
There’s a “river” of brown gravel running through the streets of Liberty Square which actually represents an open sewer.
During this time period there was no indoor plumbing so waste would be thrown from the upper windows of the homes collecting in the streets.
Also, as an added fun fact, there are no restrooms located in Liberty Square. The restrooms inside Liberty Tree Tavern and Columbia Harbor House are technically within Fantasyland’s borders.
Which one of these fun facts was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!