Artifacts in this room represent pastimes historically geared towards boys – stamp collecting, Scouting, checkers, collecting flora and fauna, as well as military memorabilia and souvenirs.
The Roedde sons were keen sailors and a photo on the north wall shows Gus Jr. (fourth from the left) with friends. The Maritime Museum Collection includes a Roedde Class sailboat.
The simple iron bed is covered with antique sheets and bedding.
The Canadian flag – known as the "Red Ensign". This was the flag under which the Canadian Army fought in WW1.
Boys wool swimsuits – with genuine moth holes.
Learn about local English Bay legend, and Vancouver's first official lifeguard, Joe Fortes. He taught Roedde grandaughter Gwen to swim, and she later became BC's first female lifeguard in 1934.
Hot water bottle – a stoneware "piggy" with which to warm the bed on cold nights.
Tin lunch pail – of the kind most children took to school.
Box camera – state of the art model of the 1890's (uses roll film).
Return to the landing and turn left
The original stamped metal hinges on doors and the original brass hardware.
The Family Bathroom
With its c.1923 claw foot tub used throughout the House's time as a boarding home.