Roseland Cottage

The Parlor

The Willow Street house boasted double parlors, much like Roseland Cottage does, but they were much grander than the summer house’s.  The drapes were rose brocade and jewel-toned carpets covered the floors. In the ceiling you can see a few of the cherubs, painted to represent the Bowens’ grandchildren.  The pocket doors were often opened for entertaining, as they are in this picture. More information and pictures of the cherubs, many of which are now at Roseland, is in the “People of Roseland Cottage” section.