The “French Room”

The French Room includes its own bathroom, similar in style to the one in    the Orchid Room. As shown in the 1950s photographs the original decorations (located toward the ceiling) included     gold leaf, which no longer exists but   would  have made a grand impression    on any guest.


The “French” room as it appears today

Farm Scene is a watercolor painting by Frank F. English (1854-1922). English was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but is associated with Claymont, Delaware; Philadelphia; and Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania, where he lived from 1910 to 1922. Early in his career, he was an illustrator for newspapers, periodicals, and books. He was best   known for watercolor and oil paintings that depicted the countryside   of the American agrarian lifestyle before it was erased by incoming industrial development.

French Room as it appeared in the 1950s