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April 11, 2013

April 11 - More Charleston History

Two Meeting Street Inn is a beautiful Queen Anne mansion, which has become Charleston's oldest and most elegant Inn. It has welcomed guests for over 70 years. According to historic records, Waring Carrington, a successful Charleston jeweler, experienced love at first sight when he saw young Martha Williams in the late 1800s. The two were married in 1890 in one of Charleston's society biggest events. The bride's father, wealthy merchant George Williams, gave the couple an incredibly beautiful wedding gift. This gift, presented on a rose colored pillow, was a check for $75,000 to be used for the couple's new home at the corner of Meeting Street and South Battery, in Charleston prestigious South of Broad neighborhood. Little did George Williams know that his gift would one day become the honeymoon destination for future newlyweds seeking a romantic getaway at an exquisite Charleston bed and breakfast. In 1946, Minnie Spell Carr purchased the mansion and established a guesthouse. The guesthouse eventually became Two Meeting Street Inn, now known worldwide as a symbol of the city's grace, beauty and hospitality. 

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