December 7, 2017
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Perhaps you are one of the many who took part in the annual Evergreen Cemetery Walk in October.
If so, you met husband and wife Carl and Julia Scott Vrooman, one of Bloomington’s earliest “power couples.” If you would like to learn more about them and how they lived, now is your chance.
The Old House Society is hosting its annual holiday party in their former residence, the historic Vrooman Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn. The current owners decorate the home lavishly for the holiday season, which must be seen to be truly appreciated. You will be able to tour the home while partaking in delicious appetizers and holiday cheer while mingling with others who treasure magnificent older homes in our community.
Julia’s father and mother, Matthew and Julia Scott, purchased this 1869 original 17 room home in 1873, and in 1900 noted local architect Arthur Pillsbury added an astounding 18 room addition for the Scotts. One of their daughters, Julia Scott, and her husband Carl Vrooman, who met on the French Riviera, continued living in the home for almost 70 years.
So, please join us for this festive event, and remember, you do not have to own an old house to come and enjoy one of the best ones our town has to offer.