MONTICELLO, Ga, (WGXA) –A historic house in Monticello is now home to a bed and breakfast.
History and a homey feeling is what you may feel walking through the doors of the Blaque Butterfly House.
The house is over 200 years old and is now turned into an event space and a bed and breakfast.
It was originally owned by David Addison Reese who was a politician and doctor.
It was built in Savannah, Georgia in 1801 but moved by oxen to Monticello in 1820.
Keis Patterson, the curator, says they are still trying to find out why the house was moved but they have a pretty good guess based on the facts.
“We can just assume that David Addison Reese. He met and fell in love and married Mary Gaines-Merriweather in 1819 in Oglethorpe, Georgia which is right outside of Macon and the house got here in 1820 so we would like to assume this house was a wedding gift,” said Patterson.
The house features 4 bedrooms for guests to stay in. Each room with its own theme.
Every piece of art and decor around the house has its own story to tell.
Patterson says there is so much history around the house you won’t leave without learning something new
“It’s important to preserve the history and tell the history accurately and work harmoniously to build a better today. So that’s why you will see a number of different things that symbolize here at Blaque Butterfly that everyone is welcome here from the moment that you enter the door
The house is also on the National Historic Registry and has a Georgia Historical marker.
Patterson got the idea for the name of the house.
“I was on a walk one morning during the procurement process of this facility and a song came on the radio by Dennis Williams called Blaque Butterfly and one of the things she said in the song kinda resonated with me “A dream conceived in truth will never die” and the lord said that is the name of the business! Blaque butterfly!” said Patterson.
He says they would like to duplicate the idea across the country.
“Our model is to where we would open these about an hour to an hour and a half out of each major city in the southeast region first then moving towards the north just to kind of build the country and tie in that historical feeling of the aesthetic of the house but merge with the modern look through decor,” said Patterson.
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