Hall Place Bed & Breakfast
Our vision for a bed and breakfast has become reality! We are Karin and Gary Carroll, California natives and previously living in Phoenix, Arizona for 24 years. We recently obtained our degrees in Hospitality Hotel and Restaurant Management and have been antique collectors for years. Come check out our one-of-a-kind antique collection, including a Civil-War Era Melodeon (pump organ), fainting couches, and collectables dating from the 1500's to 1950's. We offer our guests a homey atmosphere and that good old Southern hospitality with a Western flair.
Hall Place has been a Glasgow landmark since it was built in 1852 and is full of history and famous comings-and-goings. Some personal history includes the house being constructed by William T. Bush, the son of Captain "Billy" Bush of the Revolutionary War and a founder of Barren County. From the family genealogy, Karin has also determined that she was a direct descendent from the house builder and truly feels like she's home. Other famous happenings include visits to Hall Place by Abraham Lincoln, who was very close to its first owners. Hall Place was briefly a Civil War hospital until Dr. Hall and his family moved from the war-torn town in 1861. The troops continued to inhabit the house during a number of Civil War Battles, including the famous Battle of Christmas Day which occurred in the Glasgow City square.
While there are no reported ghost sightings at Hall Place, numerous people have passed away at the old doctor's house. To this day, the 'Casket' door still remains as the back kitchen door-this door doubled as a gurney to transport the dead from the house. Judge Tompkins, who originally had Hall Place built for his daughter Theodosia, died here in 1858. Franklin Gorin, the founder of Glasgow, died at Hall Place in 1877. The house has switched owners numerous times and was converted to Rainbow Inn at the turn of the century. After being privately owned and going down the drain, the house was restored to its former beauty by Carolyn Royse in 1989. Come to Hall Place and step back in time, it is a relaxing place to go.