According to the Sharon Springs Zoning Code, a restaurant and bar are not a permitted use on Main Street and require a Special Use Permit. Even though there has always been a restaurant in the hotel, the Joint Planning Board determined that because there was more than a year gap since the previous restaurant had closed, they require a new Special Use Permit to be issued.
Click here to read the article from the Times-Journal published on 01-27-16 regarding the Public Hearing.
Here is a REAL gem! This is the front counter from the mercantile when Anna Klinkhart had her millinery shop in the Holland House. We are going to figure out a way to use this somewhere in the renovations.
A very busy day at The Roseboro today! We began cleaning out the Laundry Building. We scrapped all of the old laundry equipment and boilers.
The washing machine was so heavy that they had a very difficult time getting it onto the truck. One of the washing machines rolled off of the truck before the got it chained down, That was a bit scary.
In the mid-1860s, Henry J. Bang, owner of the Fango Bathhouse and Congress Hotel complex in Sharon Springs began constructing beautiful gardens with arbors on the hillside by the Magnesia Temple as shown in these photos. A very elaborate bridge used to cross Brimstone Creek. The arbors had seats with foot rests available to the guests after a stroll through the gardens. By the early 1900s, it all fell into decay and was taken down. The gardens and walkways became overgrown and turned into dense woodland.
I have been working on the gardens on the side of the Roseboro. All of the porcelain base lights were replaced with Victorian-style hanging lights on the porch. There are 22 of these total! I put in Victorian-style lights today to match the new hanging lights on the porch. I worked on the handicapped ramp and will work on more painting this week. I am going to build a fence around the gardens and duplicate the pattern of the porch railing for the fence.