North West House

While the agents had their own quarters in the Great Hall, the other gentlemen were accommodated in separate buildings.

The North West House, west of the Great Hall, was set aside for wintering partners, while the Bell House was reserved for clerks from the interior. While it is not certain how accommodations for all the clerks who came to the Rendezvous were arranged, it seems likely that some division was made on the basis of social status. Those who stayed in the Bell House undoubtedly were senior clerks, that is, those who had served their apprenticeship or whose apprenticeship was nearly over. The East House was used primarily by apprentice clerks.

Certain classes of interpreters may also have stayed in the East House. As persons who spoke one or more Native languages, interpreters did much of the actual trading with the various Native tribes. Their importance is indicated by the fact that they ate in the Great Hall. An interpreter could be classed as both "clerk and interpreter", "interpreter", or "guide and interpreter". While the first group probably stayed with the other clerks and the latter with the other guides, it is only conjectural where the regular interpreters slept.