Every Monday we share a vintage image on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invite our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. Thanks to Susie Drinkwine for sharing the photo above with us!
Do you recognize this Essex building? Where is it? What can you tell us about it? Do you have any memories to share?
This home is called Rosslyn, and is located in the northern portion of Essex on Lakeshore Road.
When do you think this photo was taken? I’m not sure of the exact date, but I believe this is a photo of the house during its time as the Sherwood Inn, or relatively close to that time, which was from the early 20th century into the 1950s/60s. An old brochure for the inn has a very similar photo of the house that leads me to that conclusion. See it here: “Vintage Brochure: Sherwood Inn.”
What has changed since then? The porch is no longer present on the house and the trees and shrubbery growing along the front and to the side of the house are also gone. Do you notice anything else that differs in the photo compared to now?
There is some writing along the top of the photo — can you make out any of it?
Here is some of what the community has already had to say:
Norma Goff: Familiar house! Probably then the Sherwood Inn! I well remember a summer working as a waitress there, when guests checked in for a stay, or people came there for lunch or dinner, or cocktails in the bar room. Your house has amazing history, George and Susan!
Sabrina Smith: Oh man! That porch looks incredible!
You can learn more about Rosslyn at www.rosslynredux.com.
Share Your Essex Artifacts
If you want to share your old photos of Essex (or brochures; postcards; menus; tickets; any artifact) on the blog please email us at editor [AT] essexonlakechamplain [DOT] com.
- Vintage Postcard: Sherwood Inn Waterfront (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Brochure: Sherwood Inn (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Essex Boathouses (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Frozen Lake Photos of Essex (rosslynredux.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Essex from Lake Champlain (1909) (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)