The door of the Historic Area's Roscow Cole House is beautifully decorated on this set of Christmas cards. The Roscow Cole house has anchored the east end of Market Square since about 1812. It is named for the merchant who built it and owned it until 1854 and replaces a house that can be traced back to 1719. The original structure once sheltered a tailor, a wigmaker, a doctor-apothecary, a barber-surgeon, storekeepers, and two dentists, one of whom worked on George Washington's teeth. Among its early owners was gunsmith James Geddy Sr.
With this set of 16 fully designed Christmas cards, you can share this charming scene along with your holiday greetings with friends and family. Printed in the USA with agri-based inks on recycled, textured paper stock, these cards feature vivid color and sculpturally embossed details for unique gallery-quality images.
Holiday card set
Inside text reads: "Merry Christmas! May the many gifts of the season be yours to cherish the whole year through."
16 embossed cards with 17 envelopes
8 1/4" x 5 3/8"
Card requires 1st class postage
Made in the USA
The Reverend Dr. W. A. R. Goodwin of Bruton Parish Church bought the Roscow Cole for John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s restoration of the city from Mary G. Peachy, a member of a prominent family, in 1927. Work on its renovation began in 1928, though Peachy descendants T. F. and Virginia Peachy Rogers remained residents until 1931. It serves today for foundation staff offices and facilities.