The Buxton Inn, Historical Charm


Ethel Houston Bounell, better known as Bonnie, sat at her dark wooden desk stroking her gray cat, Major, and contemplated her recent purchase. The year before, the former opera singer had lost her husband Carl, who was fourteen years her senior. To support herself, Bonnie had acquired a century-old historic inn which had provided food and lodging to all kinds of visitors from presidents and movie stars to faithful local patrons in the quaint New England-style town of Granville, Ohio. The previous year had also seen the end of Prohibition, though the tavern at the inn had still functioned as a speakeasy.

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