The Collector Inn (Adults Only) - Saint Augustine  
Inn in Saint Augustine FL  
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Historic Accommodation

Year erected: 1790-1910
What is the history of the property?
A collection of 9 historic buildings ranging in age from 1790-1920. The entire city block was originally owned by Kenneth Dow (son of the original owners of Dow Chemical)
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Spanish colonial (1st and 2nd periods)
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Located in the center of the Historic district.
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes the property was completely restored in 2017 when it was converted from a museum into a luxury Inn.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Original Coquina walls.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Price Mural (nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte) and his wife (grand niece of George Washington ) lived here,

Also Mark Twain, Sinclair Lewis, and Ralph Waldo Emerson stayed here.
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
In 1865 the Union Army sent soldiers to NE Florida who gathered up the local slaves and read them the Emancipation Proclamation. They then rang "the Freedom Bell" with is still located on the property.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Some of the homes are on the National register of historic homes
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
historic homes
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Ashley Manor  
Bed & Breakfast in Barnstable MA  
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Historic Accommodation

Year erected: 1699
What is the history of the property?
Used as farmland by multiple generations of a family. Later became a “safe house” for soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Also believed to be a stop on the Underground Railroad.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
17th Century First Period Colonial
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Located in the Historic Village of Barnstable incorporated in 1639
Has restoration work taken place?
Over many decades the home has been and continues to be lovingly restored
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Fake bookshelves with ladders inside the walls, trap door to the basement where the soldiers would hide until escaping into the woods
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Though to be an original stop on the Underground Railroad
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Estate
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The Palace Hotel and Bath House Spa  
Hotel in Eureka Springs AR  
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Historic Hotel

Year erected: 1901
What is the history of the property?
Was originally a brothel. Very famous sign. All Capone, WC Fields, May West and Wrigley all came here
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Victorian
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Yes Eureka Springs entire downtown area is on the US historic register
Has restoration work taken place?
Everything in the building is original except the guest rooms

It was changed from a bath house/brothel to a hotel spa
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Very famous sign in front of building. Huge phallic
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Al Capone

WC Fields

May West

Wrigley
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
A prostitute was murdered here
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
It is on the historic register
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Brothel
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
Famous sign
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Baladerry Inn  
Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg PA  
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Historic Accommodation

Year erected: 1812
What is the history of the property?
The Baladerry Inn is an ideal choice for your visit to historic Gettysburg and the surrounding area in Pennsylvania’s Adams County. One of the most historic inns in Gettysburg, the original home was built in 1812. With its unique country setting at the edge of the battlefield and close proximity to the restaurants and attractions in town, the Baladerry Inn offers Gettysburg’s most charming blend of comfort and convenience. Open year round, the property features spacious landscaped grounds, romantic terraces, a majestic great room, and finely furnished and tastefully appointed guestrooms, all including private baths and free wi-fi access. Our guests also enjoy a full country breakfast each morning. The inn is rated and approved by the Forbes Travel Guide (formerly Mobil Travel Guide) and AAA. Please accept our invitation to make the Baladerry Inn your lodging choice in Gettysburg.

Our full country breakfasts only rival our guestrooms and facilities in popularity. Breakfast is served both in the Great Room and, in season, on the terrace, you may arrive for breakfast, between 8:00 and 9:00 AM. The dining area features individual tables. The breakfast selections vary from day to day. One example of our delicious breakfasts features Baked Heavenly Peaches, Stuffed French Toast with Honey Orange Butter Sauce and Sausage, and Blueberry White Chip Muffins. Another features Warm Fruit Compote, Baladerry Benedict, and Sour Cream Streusel Coffeecake. Yet another features Dreamsicle Oranges, Homemade Egg and Bacon Filled Crepe Topped with Melted Cheddar Cheese Mixed with Toasted Onion and Fresh Chives, and Pecan Pie Muffin. Coffee, tea and juices are always included, of course. Complimentary hot and cold drinks are available 24 hours a day. Special meals for guests with allergies and dietary needs will be accommodated. Just let the innkeeper know at time of check-in.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Country Farm House
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Gettysburg Pa.
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Old Hard Wood Floors, Some window panes remain, Old hardware on doors, Original Front door.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
The O'Gara's named the Inn from a Town in Ireland
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Used as a Field Hospital during the Civil war here in Gettysburg PA.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Yes, We have a tag on the front of old house stating it was a field hospital
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Farmhouse
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
10 guest rooms all with private baths. Three course breakfast each morning, snacks and drinks, hot tub, fire pit
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Southmoreland on the Plaza an Urban Inn  
Accommodation in Kansas City MO  
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Historic Accommodation

Year erected: 1913
What is the history of the property?
The home was built for Leo Snyder and his family, but they sold it a year later when his wife died during childbirth. From 1914 to 1998 the house and property were titled to women, which was unusual at the time. Among those to own the home were Emma Kirkpatrick, Lydia Craig (known for her wedding cakes), and Agnes and Evaline Buis. It was turned into an inn in 1989 by Susan Moehl and Penni Johnson. Nancy Miller and Mark Reichle took it over in 1998 and ran it as a B and B until they retired and sold it to Clemons Hospitality in 2019.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Georgian Revival
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Yes, we're in the Country Club Plaza neighborhood of Kansas City and there are lots of famous homes here. https://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/survey/JAAS072-R.pdf
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes, it was recently restored in 2019 by the current owners. In 1989 11 bathrooms were added and in 1993 the back deck, pond, and barbecue went in and the veranda was enclosed.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Not any that I can think of
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Almost all female owners, which was common through the century
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Not any that I can think of
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Not any that I know of
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Mansion
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Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant  
Inn in Petoskey MI  
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Historic Accommodation

Year erected: 1910
What is the history of the property?
Built in 1910/1911. Opened that year. Located in a summer chatauqua. Native American grounds. It’s been in continuous operation except during ww1 it made stockings for the Red Cross and ww2.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Mission
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Yes. Victorian cottages
Has restoration work taken place?
Somewhat. Updated electrical.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Wood beams. Wood floors. Many original furnishings
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Helen Keller. Ernest Hemingway
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Wartime work.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Michigan historic marker
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Hotel
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
Antiques. Many original furnishings. Private baths. Restaurant on site
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Touchstone Inn  
Inn in Taos NM  
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Historic Accommodation

Year erected: 1800
What is the history of the property?
The property is part of the Pueblo Grant circa 1800
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Pueblo style
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
The property borders the Pueblo Lands and the Rio Pueblo
Has restoration work taken place?
Renovations were done after a fire in 1992 destroyed modern parts of the building leaving the historic part only smoke damaged. The building was rebuilt keeping the integrity of the old style.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
The fireplace in the great room was built by Tony Lujan. The tilework in three bathrooms feature RC Gorman tiles. Sandblasted and colored glass window designs by Bren Price. Doors by Mark Romero.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Miriam Hapgood Dewitt modernized the building in 1929. Her mother was Neith Boyce and her father was Hutchins Hapgood. Privacy issue restrictions apply.
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Winter in Taos by Mabel Dodge describes the property on page 70. Touchstone Foundation, Inc 501c3 holds workshops at the property. Many famous people have come and gone from the property. Present ownership began in 1983.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
No historical status has been sought because of restrictions placed on these properties.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Home
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
The ambiance of Touchstone remains while functionality has been updated. All rental rooms are accessed by outside entrances of the main historical home which is open by appointment at this time.
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5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast  
Bed & Breakfast in Eureka Springs AR  
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Historic Accommodation

Year erected: 1887
What is the history of the property?
The property sits on approximately two acres of woods and gardens on the historic loop. It has two houses and two carriage houses. One house (Sweet House) was built by a man and his wife and their three daughters. He had 30 acres. This is where we have two suites and two dining rooms for breakfast.

The other house (Ojo House) was built by wealthy lumberman from Wichita, Kansas. His wife was Spanish. He believed he could keep his property "unincorporated" by the city if he named his own street so he had his wife name it. She chose the name "Ojo" due to the beautiful views (the property rests on the highest peak in Eureka Springs). The street is still officially Ojo Street, but is only about 100 feet and only Ojo house sits on it.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Victorian
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Yes, it's on the historic loop. The entire town is on the historic register.
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Several areas:

The Victorian parlor in the Ojo house is a common area. There is an ornamental wooden floor in the dining rooms. Both homes were built shortly after the town was established.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
We have and continue to host guests from all over the world (England, Netherlands, Ireland, India, etc).
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
The entire town is on the historic register and the entire Ojo property is represented on the city's list of historic buildings.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Victorian Houses
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
The Ojo property is approximately 2 acres and sits on the highest peak in Eureka Springs. It's made up of two houses and two carriage houses, all historic. The Sweet House is circa 1887 and the Ojo House is circa 1890. Among all buildings, there are 9 rooms/suites, several gardens, numerous deer and other wildlife, all within a quarter of a mile from downtown.
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Kehoe House, Historic Inns of Savannah Collection  
Bed & Breakfast in Savannah GA  
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Historic Accommodation

Year erected: 1892
What is the history of the property?
In 1868, William Kehoe, an Irish immigrant, married Anne Flood and the two quickly started a family. Their first address, located on Columbia Square, was 130 Habersham Street. As his business and family grew, Kehoe built a larger, more stately home. He liked the Historic District so much that he purchased the southern half of the lot, located diagonally across the street, for $950. The Kehoe House was designed by DeWitt Bruyn, and was built at the cost of $25,000. The home was completed in May of 1892, whereupon Mr. and Mrs. Kehoe and their 10 children moved into their new home. Mr. Kehoe's heirs sold the house in 1930. In the 30 years following the sale, the property was used as a boarding house, funeral parlor, and held for a time by Alabama and New York Jets football star, Joe Namath. In 1990, Mr. Namath sold the property, and after a two-year renovation, the property opened as a historic bed and breakfast inn aptly named The William Kehoe House. The property was sold again in 2003, and purchased by its current owner, HLC Hotels, in May of 2007.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
The Kehoe House was designed by DeWitt Bruyn in a Queen Anne Revival style, and was built at the cost of $25,000. Mr. Kehoe, having owned the most successful iron foundry in Savannah at the time, incorporated a lot of cast iron detailing into the home including verandas, window treatments, fencing, and ceiling medallions.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
The Kehoe House stands almost centered in the Historic District of Savannah which was founded and established by James Oglethorpe in 1733. It sits on Columbia Square next to the Davenport House which wouldv'e been torn down in the early 1900's by the new owners of the Kehoe House, the Goettes whom wanted to turn it into a parking lot for their funeral parlor. This sparked a movement between a group of individuals which lead to the Historic Savannah Foundation being formed.
Has restoration work taken place?
Having changed hands quite a few times over the years, there have been some modifications made to the house. When it was remodeled into an inn, each guest room was given a private bathroom and temperature controls. Most of the fire places are no longer usable except for the three located on the main floor. We do also have an elevator to help guests.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
All covered verandas show the signature taint blue paint on the ceilings to ward off evil. The two fireplaces in the double parlor also feature medallions depicting and angel carrying two children up to heaven which were put in by Mr. Kehoe when the house was built.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
The house was held for a time by Alabama and New York Jets football star, Joe Namath. In 1990, Mr. Namath sold the property.
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
During it's time as a funeral parlor it hosted many viewings including the service of Florence Martus who is more often known as the waving girl of Savannah.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
The Kehoe House's excellence has earned numerous prestigious accolades, including:

Savannah's Best B and B/Inn, Savannah Magazine, Best of Savannah, 2019

"Our Picks for Romantic Hotels" - Iconic Life - 2019

AAA 4-diamond award - 2019

TripAdvisor's Travels' Choice Award - 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020

TripAdvisor's Top Romantic Inn - #3 in the USA - 2020

TripAdvisor's Top Small Hotel - #10 in the USA - 2020

TripAdvisor's Top Hotel for Service - #7 in the USA - 2020

TripAdvisor's Top Romantic Inn - #3 in the USA - 2019

TripAdvisor's Top Small Hotel - #8 in the USA - 2019

TripAdvisor's Top Hotel for Service - #6 in the USA - 2019

Best B and B - Savannah Morning News - 2018

Fodor's Best - 2018

TripAdvisor's Top Romantic Inn - #4 in the USA - 2018

TripAdvisor's Top Small Hotel = #9 in the USA - 2018

TripAdvisor's Top Romantic Inn - #11 in the USA - 2017

TripAdvisor's Top Small Hotel = #12 in the USA - 2017

Included in the Book "America's Most Haunted Hotels" by Jamie Davis Witmer - 2016

"Best of Savannah" - Reader's Choice - Savannah Morning News - 2015

Named by Visit Savannah as One of the "Six Most Haunted Places in Savannah You Can Actually Visit"

Wedding Wire's Couple's Choice Awards - 2013, 2014, 2015

TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2012-2016

AAA 4-Diamond Award

Condé Nast Johansen's Recommended

National Register of Historic Places

One of the South's Best Inns - Southern Living 2019
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
As a historic home in a very historic city, we are featured on numerous tours including architectural, walking, trolley, horse carriage, pedicab, and ghost tours. We are haunted, but don't let that scare you away, everyone is very friendly.
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Cannon Beach Hotel Collection  
Hotel in Cannon Beach OR  
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Historic Hotel

Year erected: 1914
What is the history of the property?
The building is historically significant and built as a loggers boarding house very early in the development of Cannon Beach and the area. It is one of the oldest continuously operated lodgings on the Oregon coast. Renovated respectfully, the hotel meets the needs and expectations of modern travelers. The turn of the century classic design is still intact showcasing the original architectural elements. Guests appreciate the elegant atmosphere and comfortable rooms with private baths and a cafe.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Turn of the century 1914, west coast, small lumber town construction.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
No, it is the remaining example in the area.
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes, it has been extensively restored and upgraded keeping the original feel and elements of the building.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
It was built from fist growth lumber logged in the immediate area.
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
On the occasion of the hotels 100th birthday a flag was flown at the nations capital and it was sent to the hotel after. It was framed and hangs in the lobby with a note from Oregon Senator Wyden.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
See above. Yes, it is recognized locally and in Oregon as an historic landmark. There is an information plaque on the building describing the history.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Loggers boarding house.
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
One of the oldest continuously operated lodging properties in the state Oregon.
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Bloomsbury Inn  
Inn in Camden SC  
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Historic Accommodation

Year erected: 1854
What is the history of the property?
Antebellum Manor Home, built by James Chesnut Sr...Mary Boykin Chesnut, famed Civil War writer, penned much of her accounts here.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Antebellum, 14-column, 1854
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Yes, on the property is the original kitchen house. There is a complete historic driving tour of Camden. Visit the Rev War Park, National Park, Steeplechase Museum, and so much more...look at "Things To Do" on our website.
Has restoration work taken place?
The home has had major restoration throughout the years, but the integrity of the property is solid.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Everything!
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Yes, the owners offer the history as part of the bed and breakfast experience.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
National Historic
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Manor House
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
www.bloomsburyinn.com
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Cheney House Bed & Breakfast  
Bed & Breakfast in Ashland NH  
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Historic Accommodation

Year erected: 1895
What is the history of the property?
Built by col. Thomas p. Cheney in 1895, on what at the time was known as millionaires' row. She's still a proud old lady in all her Victorian glory.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Queen victorian style
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Other historic buildings remain in thus quaint village , but not next door.
Has restoration work taken place?
Kept up with obvious roofing, painting , etc.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Woodworking in entryway staircase, fireplaces, turret area
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Other than col. Cheney who built home
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Unknown
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
No certification
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Martine Inn  
Hotel in Pacific Grove CA  
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Historic Hotel

What is the history of the property?
1880"sVictorian
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Victorian
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Yes
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Slide box plaster of paris ceiligs, 10 ft ceilings,13inlalid oak and mahogany fireplaces, originally a family compound of 4 buildings, 58 rooms, for the Parkes of Parke Davis Pharmacuticals
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
None requested
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Mansion
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
Furnishings are mainly american museum quality bedroom sets up to 7 pieces matching
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Landmark Inn  
Inn in Branson MO  
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Historic Accommodation

Year erected: 1905
What is the history of the property?
The Historic Landmark Inn was built in 1905 as a home for the train master as the railroad was built through the town. It was also the town's boarding house as they began to get train visitors.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
The home was built using local resources, and materials purchased by the railroad from the Sears and Roebuck Company.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
The Historic Landmark Inn is located in the Historic Old downtown area of Branson, Missouri
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes. The current owners have done renovation and design work to bring some details to more represent the era in which it was built.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
The Historic Landmark Inn is the oldest lodging establishment in Branson, Missouri. It is also considered the oldest surviving commercial structure, as terrible fires ravaged the Main Street area in the early 1900's. It being located adjacent to the railroad property two blocks from Main Street.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Harry S Truman, Harold Bell Wright, Roger Maris, and even outlaws Bonnie and Clyde have all been reported as former guests. Current celebrities and authors continue to stay with us. Their identities are kept confidential as they are still living. The Historic Landmark Inn is also believed to be one of Bob Barker's first employers.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Branson, Missouri does not have a historical society. There is a Branson museum that does carry an extensive amount of information. One of the Inn's themed rooms also has photographs and captions detailing the history.
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The Raford Inn  
Bed & Breakfast in Healdsburg CA  
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Historic Accommodation

Year erected: 1880
What is the history of the property?
It was part of General Vallejo's property, 2 square miles was given to his niece Anna as a wedding gift in 1856. After her husband Herman Wohler died about 1857 she sold the land to her ranch foreman, Raford Peterson. He built the house and 3 generations of Peterson's lived here until 1980 when the remaining 4.2 acres was sold and became an Inn.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
No. There were once 8 Hop kilns, and a whole village of emigrants who worked the property.
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
County Historical Landmark
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Farmhouse
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Andon-Reid Inn Bed & Breakfast  
Bed & Breakfast in Waynesville NC  
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Historic Accommodation

Year erected: 1902
What is the history of the property?
Designed and built by John White the "Lumber Mill King" of Waynesville in 1902. Subsequently a "house of ill repute", speakeasy, and family home before conversion to a B and B in 1998.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Transitional design between Victorian and Craftsman
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
It is next door to the 1895 Smathers-Gautier House, an Queen Anne style Victorian property.
Has restoration work taken place?
Major restoration and conversion to a B and B (en-suite bathrooms added to all rooms) in 1998. Several additional reservations since.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Very well preserved American Chestnut paneled front entance. Unique stairwell design.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Mansion
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HI Point Montara Lighthouse  
Guest House in Montara CA  
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Historic Accommodation

Year erected: 1875
What is the history of the property?
The lighthouse on the grounds of HI Point Montara Lighthouse hostel may be small, but it’s the only American lighthouse known to have beckoned seafarers on both coasts of the country.
Replacing the original lighthouse at Mayo’s Beach in Wellfleet, MA in 1881, the lighthouse was taken down in 1925 and, everyone believed, destroyed for scrap metal. It wasn’t until the following century that researchers discovered the disappeared Cape Cod lighthouse had actually been moved to the West Coast. The lighthouse was installed at Point Montara in 1928, yet no one knows exactly how – or why – it made its cross-country journey. One rumour has it voyaging all the way around Cape Horn to arrive at its final destination at Montara, CA.
Point Montara had been established in 1875 as a fog signal station, doing its best to warn approaching ships of its craggy coastline with the addition of a red kerosene lantern in 1900. Eventually the lantern was upgraded to a fourth order Fresnel lens in 1912 with a stick work tower and lantern house.
The Point Montara hostel’s other buildings have their own rich histories, starting long before the arrival of the cast-iron lighthouse. The United States government established a fog signal at Point Montara in 1875 in response to two high-profile crashes along the coast in the decade before. Initially, the site housed nothing but a 12-inch steam whistle, whose five-second blast could be heard from 15 miles away, and a two-story, Victorian-style innkeeper’s dwelling that still stands on the hostel grounds and serves as housing for hostel staff.
In 1902, a large barn-style fog signal building was added; a secondary building used for a workshop and storage went up around the same time. Today, the same fog signal building and annex houses the hostel’s private rooms, and a large common area used for movie screenings and other hostel group gatherings. The annex building has been modernized and outfitted with private rooms and guest bathrooms*. A third building, where today you’ll find the hostel’s kitchens, lounge, and most of its guest rooms*, went up in 1961 to house members of the U.S. Coast Guard.
1942-1945 Point Montara became an Anti-aircraft training Center. This was a top secret facility operated by the U S Navy during WWII it contained 48 structures, housed 1,500 men, trained 320,000 Navel Sailors and Merchant Marines on the latest technology in Anti-aircraft Systems and was progressive in the use of WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) and radio-controlled drones for live-fire training.

The 1961 building was barely used for a decade when the entire station was automated and the buildings were abandoned.

This amazing property began welcoming travelers in 1980 after HI-USA (then AYH), the U.S. Coast Guard, the California Coastal Commission, the California Coastal Conservancy and California State Parks worked together to open a hostel here. The location was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991 and is in a Marine Protected Area. Today, operated by HI-USA it’s the perfect escape for history buffs and lighthouse enthusiasts, as well as anyone else who loves the seaside and the great outdoors.
*2021 Following a 6-month closure due to the COVID19 pandemic at the end of March 2020. HI-Point Montara Lighthouse reopened with limited Vacation rentals in 4 units on the property. The current plan (subject to change) has us reopening as a hostel in Summer of 2022.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
1875 - 1961
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
National Register of Historic Places in 1991
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Lighthouse
WWII US Naval Training base
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Palmer House Inn  
Bed & Breakfast in Falmouth MA  
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Historic Accommodation

Year erected: 1901
What is the history of the property?
Our inn started off as a single family home, built for and gifted to an adoring husband's wife! It has operated as a bed and breakfast for approximately 40 years.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Shingle style Victorian
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
We are in Falmouth's historic district, and a short walk to its beautifully preserved downtown village.
Has restoration work taken place?
Indeed. From 2018 to 2021 systems were updated discreetly and sympathetically to preserve the property's historical integrity.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Victorian
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Stonehurst Place Bed & Breakfast  
Hotel in Atlanta GA  
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Historic Hotel

Year erected: 1896
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
The house is built in the Shingle-style, which is fairly unusual for Atlanta.
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Wentworth Mansion  
Hotel in Charleston SC  
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Historic Hotel

This grand historic hotel in downtown Charleston welcomes its guests to the charming Holy City's historic district. Dating back to 1865, the expansive property served as both a headquarters for The Atlantic Coast Insurance Company and as a home for the wealthy Rodgers family.
 
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