Here are photos of the Rosenberg House and Rosenberg Hotel before the additional stories were added and the three buildings joined into one massive hotel – renamed to The Roseboro.
Making great progress on The Roseboro dining room. We will have it ready for debut on March 24th at the Sharon Springs Chamber Mixer. The trim around the ceiling used to be green and the walls were a peach color.
We are painting the trim gold, the columns and bottom walls a deep burgundy with cream colored walls. The drapes will match the fabric on the chairs. We have just completed a new women’s bathroom off the main lobby and are working on a new men’s bathroom as well. The new bathrooms are all ADA compliant. You will have to come to the Mixer and check it out. The Mixer is open to the public.
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 repairable (for a mere $25k!). It still has the old crank lever that was operated by the bellman.
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.
With almost 300 aging windows in the hotel, it is a constant job to make sure the glass doesn’t fall out where the glazing has fallen away. With the extreme winds we had yesterday, the middle window on the very top floor blew completely out. I had to replace several panes of glass and crawl through a small hole in the 4th floor ceiling to get into the attic. I also painted the window facing the street. Now that it is all repaired, it looks quite nice.