Monday, May 23, 2011

Hutton House B&B

The Hutton House Bed and Breakfast was built in 1898 by Eugene Elihu Hutton, the great-grandson of influential Huttonsville citizen, Jonathan Hutton.  The Queen Anne Victorian home was built atop of the former site of Jonathan's two-story log cabin, built in  1805.  In 1861, Union troops burned the structure in retaliation for the Huttons' Confederate sympathies, leaving the property empty until E.E. decided to build his beautiful home on the site.

Today, the home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and serves as a local bed and breakfast inn.  It is also allegedly home to paranormal activity.  One local legend states that fresh bread can be smelled baking early in the morning, usually around 5am.  When investigated, it is found that no one is awake, and the ovens are cold.  One story involves a guest to the inn.  For whatever reason, this man decided to push his desk up against his door.  When the man returned from a trip to his private restroom, he found the heavy desk had moved back to its original position.  From room descriptions listed online, its possible that this room could be what is known as "Jonathan's Room," located on the third floor.

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