Bowen, Henry C., House

Also known as: Roseland Cottage
556 CT-169, Woodstock, Connecticut

Photos 

Bowen House

1. GENERAL VIEW FROM ROAD

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

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. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 5, 1992

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 24, 1977
Reference number
77001414
Areas of significance
Religion; Social History; Literature; Philosophy; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Secondary structure; Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1825-1849; 1850-1874; 1875-1899
Significant year
1846
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 4
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1

Update Log 

  • February 18, 2019: New photos from Richard Doody

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