Tuesday, February 15, 2011

History repeated...


Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast opened its doors to guests in 2000.  How fortunate we are to have been so well received by the community.  Through the years, our B and B and event guests have been very supportive by continually choosing Hawthorn for lodging and special event needs

As a result of your wonderful encouragement, in early 2010, Wendy and I began discussing the need for expansion.  In order to accommodate requests for events serving greater numbers of guests attending weddings, dinners and other important events, we committed our time, energy and resources to accomplishing that growth within the year.

A photograph of Hawthorn taken in the early 1900’s shows that there was originally a west wing on the mansion and written history tells us the wing included the caretaker’s quarters, a large pantry, and laundry room and additional storage space.  Inspired by the original “footprint,” our ideas turned into sketches and then sketches turned into architect’s renderings. 

In August 2010, construction began on the new west wing of the mansion.  The 2010 design creates a similar plan as the 1900’s, but with all the latest modern conveniences and updates.  We are anxious to share the growth and changes at Hawthorn with all our guests and will soon announce the dates for our re-dedication.

If you’re out our way in Independence, Missouri, book a room, enjoy one of our wonderful hearty breakfasts and see history repeat itself in the form of our newly expanded version of Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast.

Jim and Wendy Allen
Innkeepers at Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast, our
Bed and Breakfast in Independence MO

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