Roseland Cottage

Office Becomes Bathroom

The 1880s bathroom on the second floor of Roseland Cottage is intriguing because of its washstand. The room was originally Henry Bowen’s office and contained a large safe. When it came time to turn the room into a bathroom, the safe was left in place and converted into a washstand with the addition of a marble top and shelf. This early use of the room also explains the the unique diamond shaped window that looks onto the upstairs hall. It was originally placed there to provide additional light for the hall.