Posts Categorized: History

Hillside Gardens

In the mid-1860s, Henry J. Bang, owner of the Fango Bathhouse and Congress Hotel complex in Sharon Springs began constructing beautiful gardens with arbors on the hillside by the Magnesia Temple as shown in these photos. A very elaborate bridge used to cross Brimstone Creek. The arbors had seats with foot rests available to the… Read more »

Cantor Joseph Shlisky

The name of the Roseboro changed several times over the years. It was The Howland House (1850s), The Rosenberg House (1870s), The Rosenberg Hotel (1896s), (joined 3 building into one in 1900), The Rosenboro Hotel, Hotel Roseboro and finally, The Roseboro. Today, we began to remove the floors in the bathrooms off the lobby (which… Read more »

Sandra Manko Remembers Working at The Roseboro

THE ROSEBORO (by Sandra Manko) I worked at the Roseboro for 3 summers during the 1950s. It was very interesting if nothing else. We had a good time which is a good thing because we certainly didn’t get rich. We worked an average of 10 hours a day, 7 days a week, and the 1st… Read more »

Memories Of Working At The Roseboro As A Young Girl

Mary Ann Larkin, President of the Sharon Springs Historical Society, recently shared what it was like working at the Roseboro as a young girl. Here is her recollection: “I worked at the Roseboro during the summer of 1961 as a bus girl. My pay check from the Wasserman’s was $13.25 a week. As a bus… Read more »

Elvis Memorabilia Found at the Roseboro

Yes, apparently Elvis had some fans at the Roseboro! We found a whole stack of postcards to vote on the choice for the Elvis stamp. There was also some order blanks to order the stamps.