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 »
Posts Categorized: Roseboro Finds
It is always fun to find things that have been tucked away in the hotel. I found an old maid’s cart in the attic. Not sure how they got it up there as there was only a very small hole in the ceiling to get into the attic.
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 »
While working on the footings underneath the Roseboro this week, Ron Kleinberger found this large old sign. Beverwyck Brewing Company was formed in 1878 and was located at 30/52 North Ferry Street, in Albany, New York. The brewery produced beer from 1878 until prohibition in 1920. During prohibition Beverwyck had a license to produce non-alcoholic… Read more »
More neat finds today! These were found under the Roseboro in the crawl spaces. The half pint bottle says W.C. Shineman on it and the pint bottle says D.H. Nichols – Canajoharie, NY on it. The Colgate Dental Cream and the old room key tag were found in the floorboards. The old books were found… Read more »