Roseland Cottage’s basement contains some interesting remnants of the systems that made life comfortable for the people who lived in the their. Henry Bowen seemed to have had an ever-growing passion for access to water. There are three cisterns in the cellar (and another one in the attic), each from a different time period. We know that he purchased water rights from his neighbors. Perhaps his need for water was because of his extensive flower and vegetable gardening, or perhaps because of his large household and elaborate entertaining. Or both.