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 »
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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 »
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.
The Laundry Building behind the Roseboro was built in 1932. Three stories tall, its terra cotta block has a concrete facade, much like a frescoed villa in Italy. It also has steel beam construction throughout. There is beautiful wainscoting on the main floor and concrete slab floors that held steam operated laundry equipment. Some of… Read more »
Many major repairs were done by Dennis Giacomo after he purchased the Roseboro Hotel in 1996. The building had sat vacant following the hotel closure in 1963. Thirty-three years of neglect had taken its toll on the structure. The entire roof had to be replaced, porches were repaired or replaced, new steps added – just… Read more »