Roseland Cottage

Another Gothic Revival

In 1848, two years after the completion of their summer home Roseland Cottage, the Bowens and their two children moved to 113 Hicks Street, Brooklyn (now 131 Hicks). It is one of a pair of very fine Gothic Revival row houses built around 1848, perhaps by Bowen, and possibly designed by Wells. The stone used for these houses doesn’t deteriorate like regular brownstone does, which has left the Gothic ornamentation still crisp. The Bowens lived in the house on the left. Three of their children were born there.