CHARLES OLDFIELD ROOM #2

This upstairs room faces the front of house and is down the hall from the shared bath. (Terrycloth bathrobes are provided.) Views show an original Rugby house and its two giant linden trees in front, and on the side Rugby’s pond through the leaves of a closer linden.

The Englishman Mr. Oldfield, for whom it is named, was a consultant sent to Rugby by London investors to make sure the young colony was being properly managed. Unfortunately, he became ill and died in 1882, leaving behind six children in Britain. His final resting place is in Rugby’s Laurel Dale Cemetery.

The room has a high-backed walnut bed and a writing table where Oldfield’s photo is displayed.

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