Some of Historic Bramwell's Unique Features For Visitors To See
Bramwell’s well-preserved Historic houses remain beautiful with with the original ornate woodwork, leaded and stained-glass windows, slate, copper and tile roofs, indoor swimming pools, ballrooms, fancy parlors, wide porches, turrets and gables, guest houses, dumbwaiters and even central vacuum-cleaning systems.
The Hewitt House is now operated as The Rivers Bend bed and breakfast. This house was built by Col. John Hewitt, a coal baron and Bramwell's first mayor. The house style is Victorian and it features chestnut wood paneling, tiffany lights and steuben shades. It is located on the corner of Brick Street and South River Street.
The Pack House is located on Brick Street accross the street from the
Hewitt House (now a B&B). The Pack house was built by the Hewitt family for the coal company superintendent, J.C. Pack.
The Perry House is located on Bramwell's Brick Street. This home is also a bed and breakfast. The unique winding staircase in the Perry House was used as a kindergarten school for the coal baron’s children.
The Cooper House is located on Bramwell's Main street and features a solid copper roof. It is truly one of Bramwell's most attractive historic houses.
The Historic Bank of Bramwell is located beside the Perry House on the corner of Brick Street and Block Street, accross the street from the famous Bramwell Drug Store. It has reported to have been the richest bank for its size in all of America around the turn of the 20th century.
The Mann House is located on South River Street beside the Hewitt mansion. This historic Bramwell house features unique leather-like fabric on the walls of the study. It also features a beautiful formal living and dining room, and has a conservatory. Across the river by footbridge from his house , Mann built this house-size "playhouse" for his children and their governess. The house today is a private residence.
The Jairus Collins Home is located on South River Street and is sometimes referred to as The Painted Lady. It is now a bed and breakfast. This historic house home features a large crystal chandelier in the dining room and has beautiful stained-glass windows on both the first and second floors.
On Bramwell's Main Street one can visit Bramwell's business area: The Corner Shop, The Blue Moon Gift Shop, Sadie’s Café, A Touch of Glass Victorian Gift Shop and The Ugly Duckling Antique Store .
Refreshments are available in the Hospitality Room, located at the train depot at the North end of Main Street. The rebuilt Train Depot houses the Coal Heritage Interpretive Center and Museum. It features pictures and artifacts of the coal area.
Across the D. W. McCormick Memorial Bridge toward Coopers is the historic Goodwill House that features a large ballroom on the third floor and this mansion has elevator.
Sitting close to the Goodwill House is the Thomas House. This beautiful English Tudor reflects typical architecture found in the Bramwell's historical homes. This house sits on a knoll overlooking the town of Bramwell. In the same area one will find Senator Baker's house and the Martin House.
Many more historic houses can also be seen on one's tour of Historic Bramwell : Dr. H. V. McNeer's, the Freeman House, Dr. Homer Luttrell's House.
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