Does anyone know why historic, pre 1900's home plans have bedrooms with doors connecting them to another bedroom? My only thought was for young kids and their parents but I have seen some plans where every bedroom connects to another bedroom even though there is a hall door as well. Any ideas?

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ESCAPE in the event of Fire.

Our house originally had all the bedrooms connected. Then later (early 1900s), some walls were moved and there was a central hallway between them. The connecting doors were later removed. 

I wonder if when they are both present, its just that no one spent time to remove the old doors. Either way, I also wonder what was behind connecting all the bedrooms vs accessory hallway.

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