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