Intact 1900 bathroom in 1870 Italianate house, Boonesville, MO. Upper walls are original mural in need of restoration.

Intact 1900 bathroom in 1870 Italianate house, Boonesville, MO. Upper walls are original mural in need of restoration.

Intact 1900 bathroom in 1870 Italianate house, Boonesville, MO. Upper walls are original mural in need of restoration.

Intact 1900 bathroom in 1870 Italianate house, Boonesville, MO. Upper walls are original mural in need of restoration.

edwardian bathroom | On the tiles: The bathroom has been restored to its former glory

A purely poetic break in Wales

edwardian bathroom | On the tiles: The bathroom has been restored to its former glory

"Alabastine makes and keeps the walls sweet, fresh, pure, and healthful, — as pure as the natural rock from which Alabastine has its origin."(4) Health benefits of this "sanitary wall finish" were one of its key selling points. It was believed that Alabastine was a superior finish because it would resist the problems associated with contagious disease such as scarlet or typhoid fevers because germs and insects wouldn't have the type of warm, damp inner wall areas to set up housekeeping.

"Alabastine makes and keeps the walls sweet, fresh, pure, and healthful, — as pure as the natural rock from which Alabastine has its origin."(4) Health benefits of this "sanitary wall finish" were one of its key selling points. It was believed that Alabastine was a superior finish because it would resist the problems associated with contagious disease such as scarlet or typhoid fevers because germs and insects wouldn't have the type of warm, damp inner wall areas to set up housekeeping.

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