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Restoration & History

    The Bonnie Blue Inn Bed & Breakfast, the private residence of several families, was built in the early 1900's.  Probably the most well known and rememberd owner was Mr.   Orville Foutch.  Orville was known in Warren County for his music.  He played his fiddle every year at the Warren County fair and other events.  He was legally blind and received book, magazines, and papers on record, many of which were found during renovation. Orville lived in the house until 1986.  The house mostly remained empty until we acquired the property in 2003 and began renovation soon after.  During the renovation we found many interesting items:  letters, pictures, a child's bicycle cap, and a 1908 almanac just to name a few.  These items along with pictures taken during the renovation are on display at the Inn.


(left) This is a picture of Jewel Foutch.  This is printed from a negative found during renovation.   Circa 1930's  (right) The house before renovations began.