Bowen house project
Dan Behm has purchased the Bowen house, and plans to appropriately concert it into a four unit
apartment house. The KHPC has some say over the external appearance of the house. Alas, little
information exists about the original appearance of the house. No living members of the family
exist any long that could say what the original exterior color(s) was (were). The question of
whether to paint any the external brick came up. Otherwise, the generic statement that most old
farmhouses were white is about all that is known now.
Internally, the KHPC has no say. It is clear that a series of owners following the exit of Cora Bowen
have already modified the interior in various ways, including selling a fireplace mantle.
Perhaps Ray Boisvenue knows what the interior
originally looked like, since he knew the Bowens, and was in the house when it was still occupied by
Cora at least.
The undated photographs below show the house at various times. Whether the colors shown are orginal is
not is unknown.
Left click on the images below for larger versions.