Posts Categorized: History

Going Up?

This door on the roof leads to the elevator shaft that has seven stops. In 1900, when three buildings were connected into one, the buildings were at different level. The elevator has stops on each half floor and the door opens on each side. The 1930s Otis elevator is not currently in operation, but is… Read more »

The Roseboro in 1970

Recently, a visitor came to The Roseboro who was a former Sharon Springs resident. He sent me some photos of the hotel from the early 1970s. These were great photos showing many of the buildings that no longer exist today. Note that since this was a summer resort, all of the plumbing was on the… Read more »

Klinkhart Hall

Located just up the street from The Roseboro is Klinkhart Hall. The Klinkhart building housed Klinkhart Hardware, the Post Office, a tin shop, a garage, and an Opera House.  

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 »