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Bowen, Henry C., House

Woodstock, Connecticut
County of Windham.
556 Route 169
National Register Number: 77001414
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: CT-2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: House Museum; www.spnea.org/visit/homes/bowen.thm.
Web Site: www.spnea.org/visit/homes/bowen.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 5, 1992):
The Henry C. Bowen House is one of the best documented, fully developed and most intact Gothic Revival cottage-villas to survive in America. Retaining nearly all of its original interior and exterior architectural features, it was designed in 1846 by Joseph Collins Wells, an English-born architect. The design of Roseland Cottage owes a debt to the architectural theories of Andrew Jackson Downing and Alexander Jackson Davis. brilliant assemblage of Gothic motifs integrated into a lively and individualistic over-all design; however, it is Wells' creative use of these design ideals that sets Roseland Cottage apart.

Condition:
Some flashing leaks. Have estimate for roof work. State of CT awarded money for interior conservation of Lincrusta then renegged on the agreement.

Major structural repairs to rear ell due to pinhole leak in interior gutter. Interior restoration of rooms to late victorian.


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