Second Floor

Fred's Bedroom


A gray cat slinks past a wooden house. There’s something a little intimidating attempting to describe

When Florence’s brother Fred came to visit, he stayed in this bedroom. The clothes exhibited in the room were his.
The rugs are original. The bedroom furniture, thought to have belonged to Florence’s parents, is called Honeymoon Furniture. It has four matching pieces. The frame of the rocking chair is original, but has been rewoven as it had a large hole in the middle. The red floral top was donated by one of the Historical Commissioners.

Although the wallpaper is not original, its design was based on a flowered vase located on the mantel. The pattern is close to the original wallpaper pattern. When the Hosmers lived in the house, there was a walkway, which is now a closet, between Fred’s bedroom and Florence’s bedroom. The once very cluttered attic is accessed through the staircase behind a door in the bedroom. The door on the opposite wall leads to a stairway to a bedroom now used to store paintings, and to the kitchen below.