Jefferson Pilgrimage

The Bateman-Rowell House

307 N. Vale Street

Quincy Bateman, a prominent Jefferson citizen, built this home in 1859 in the modified Greek Revival style. Purchased in 1864 by A.H. Rowell,  the home continued to be owned by his family until 1988 when it was  purchased and extensively restored by Michele and George Otstott. As the home has had only three owners, it still retains its original charm and historical authenticity.  Situated on an acre of ground, the property still has the original barn, chicken house, three-hole outhouse, guest house and gazebo.An outstanding feature of the home added by the Otstotts is the handmade wallpaper in the entry hall entitled “Scenic America” that was produced by Zuber et Cie of Paris consisting of 32 panels utilizing 1,674 wood blocks applied individually by hand.

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