Remodeling Plans

renovations1Project Manager Gary O’Connor and I had a planning meeting today regarding the remodeling of the hotel. We decided that while the building continues to be raised back to a somewhat level state, we would start in on remodeling the bathrooms off the lobby. The bathroom entrance doors were originally built 30″ wide and later expanded. However, the doors were not properly braced, so we have to address that issue in both the men’s and ladies restrooms first. All new stalls will be built, new floors put in once the building is done being leveled, (the old tile cracked during the raising of the building), new chandeliers, and new sinks – using the old fixtures. The 1930 urinals in the men’s bathrooms will be saved if possible. They are cracked and need to be re-glazed. We need to find someone who does that type of work as I would really like to keep them.
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A Touch of Nostalgia

10940592_10152671913453581_8020661148056849708_nAs I start to collect items for my guest rooms in the Roseboro, I came across this great find the other day and brought it to the Roseboro. While my guest rooms will have modern conveniences (like a Keurig coffee maker in every room), I want them to have a touch of nostalgia as well.

Beverwyck Brewing Company

famous-beverageWhile 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 beverages. Beverwyck reopened in 1933 with six products. The beer was produced in a can with a funnel lid on top as shown in the photo.