Here are interesting photos of the hotel over the years. The first was taken in 1896, prior to the buildings being joined together. You can see the Rosenberg House on the right was only a two story house. It was built in 1850 and the Rosenberg Hotel was built in 1888. They were joined together in 1900 (along with the Howland House cir. 1870) and the additional storeys added to make 135 guest rooms.
However, there were only 23 bathrooms in total in the hotel, only 6 luxury rooms with bathtubs. Most people used the public baths at the spas and shared the 23 common toilets in the hotel. The sign on the toilet door said, “Please limit your time to 10 minutes.” There are still toilets (like the one in the picture) unopened in crates in the attic.
A photo of Harry and Rebecca (or Belle) Wasserman taken beside The Roseboro. The Wasserman family owned The Roseboro hotel from the late 1890s until 1996. A tremendous legacy they left behind!
Harry Wasserman bought The Roseboro property in the late 1890s. Yesterday, I received a message from a man who is Harry Wasserman’s great grandson congratulating me on the work I am doing on The Roseboro. I responded back asking him for more information on the Wasserman family as I would like to know more about them. I knew they came from Florida and went back there after the hotel closed in 1968. Harry died in 1956 and the hotel was passed on to three of his nine children.
Harry’s great grandson said he would put me in touch with his sister who had more information on the family history. When I received a message from his sister and saw her name, I was shocked! She is from Pleasanton, CA. and I know her.
The self-playing grand piano I brought from California made its “grand” debut at the Sharon Springs Chamber mixer Friday night. It makes a nice addition to the newly renovated Roseboro dining room.
Beautiful centerpieces made by Maria Lange of Sharon Sprigs who is opening a new shop soon in Sharon Springs. These were made for the dining room in The Roseboro for the Sharon Springs Chamber Mixer.