Unfortunately, the old Roseboro Ice House was beyond saving and we are in the process of tearing it down. I did, however, save all of the neat old hardware. The door is actually not just a regular door. It is about 8″ thick and has an insulated tin casing attached behind it. It is extremely heavy.
Senator James Seward paid a visit to the Roseboro today. He took a tour and was pleasantly surprised at how much work has been done. It was a nice visit.
On the Bright Side: Renovator gives new lease on life to long-dormant Sharon Springs hotel. SHARON SPRINGS — Once an elegant resort that beckoned vacationers from New York City to this tidy village off U.S. Route 20, the old Roseboro Hotel hasn’t been occupied in decades. Click HERE to read more.
The Roseboro store area wing (former home of the original the Beekman 1802 store), was called the Howland House. The Holland House was only a two story family dwelling in the mid to late 1800’s.. It also housed a boys music school and the post office in the 1800’s. When former owner, Dawne Belloise, pulled up the flooring between the second floor (what would have been the attic), she found a mid-1800’s book of prayers (not Jewish), a music baton, some old bottles and a couple of other items . They had been sealed in the floor when the owners added the 3rd and then 4th stories.
The first floor will be renovated and open by the Spring of 2015. The remaining floors will be renovated into individual stores for area craftspeople to sell their wares. The additional renovations will occur floor by floor as there is demand.
My first big decor purchase for the Roseboro. I bought 15 of the large chandeliers and 14 of the wall sconces. They will make the ballroom look soooo classy! Can’t you just see these illuminating through the large ballroom windows? The ballroom will be done by December in time for the Victorian Holiday Festival.