About A Victorian Swan On Water
Phillip Rothman finished building this house in 1889. It was originally located downtown on Clark Street. In 1938 the property was sold and the house was moved to the present location. The home was reduced from three to only two floors but has not lost any of the old world wood and plaster features. You can now enter this historic Victorian and suspend time with antiques, lace curtains, ceiling fans and fireplaces creating a soft slice of history.
Mr. Rothman was a successful businessman, operating a dry goods store called COD and was involved with a wallpaper company (you can see the paper from this company in the entrance) along with many other endeavors. He was also mayor of Stevens Point for a time.
In 1986, Joan Ouellette and her brother Chuck Egle discovered this house, which operated as a side by side duplex ever since it was moved, and decided it was perfect for a B&B. Rooms were restored, bathrooms were added, floors were sanded and a new landscape was put in place.
The Rothman House is now A Victorian Swan, a perfect place to meet your friends and enjoy the many activities in the area or just relax, read a book or have a massage. Delicious breakfasts are served with your needs and food requirements in mind and with lots of stimulating table talk.
The Swan is a sustainable green operation and belongs to Travel Green Wisconsin. We welcome everyone to the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair, a great way to learn about Living Green.
About Stevens Point Area
Find a sense of place in Stevens Point, Central Wisconsin's favorite university town. Named for George Stevens, a lumberman, it was once called Stevens Landing because old George bought an abandoned shanty in 1839 to use as a storage shed and it was standing on a small peninsula here on the Wisconsin River. That area was later flooded by the addition of dams on the river but the name stayed and was later changed to Stevens Point.
Stroll historic Main Street, the soul of the community and shop at some very unique shops. View our art galleries- Riverfront Arts Center,Q Gallery, Scarabcchio Art museum, Clay Corner Studio or see the artwork in the Sculpture Park. Many of these can be viewed on the Green Circle Hiking/Biking Trail. In the autumn the area holds the Hidden Studios tour, two days of excellant art viewing.
The city has grown over the years to include a State University, paper mills, insurance companies,publishing companies and many other businesses to make this a very healthy and happy community. We became a city in 1858