Friday, August 18, 2006

Hearthstone Inn to get religion?

In the nine months that Griffis/Blessing has had control of the historic Hearthstone Inn property on Cascade Avenue there have been inquiries about bringing it back as an inn, turning it into office space or a private residence. But president & COO of property services William J. Hybl Jr. says "the bulk of the offers have come from religious ministies" wanting to convert the site to a place where they might hold retreats or conduct training. The two Victorian buildings that comprise the inn have 15,000 square feet with a kitchen and conference facilities which makes it ideal for ministry use. The oldest of the two structures, the Judson Moss Bemis house was built in 1885 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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