Monday, April 7, 2014

"INNS AND OUTS" BY THE PARISH HOUSE INN INNKEEPER

"Inns and Outs" , by Chris Mason, innkeeper

Because the house that became the Parish House Inn bed and breakfast once housed ministers and their families, it has attracted more than the usual number of guests who are also  ministers or in a related profession.  This past week I have had a retired minister and his wife, a minister who changed direction within his church,his wife who is  an organist for her church, and a man who is becoming a minister in midlife.  Over the years I have had the pleasure of hosting many church groups in addition to ministers and their spouses. We are fortunate to have Concordia University and the district headquarters of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, located on the banks of the Huron River on the East side of Ann Arbor.  It is just a short ten minute drive from the Parish House Inn, which is also set on the banks of the same Huron River. I always  look forward to hosting the alumni, parents, friends and guest of Concordia University. It is easy to go to our website and check availability and book a room right on line.
Concordia University Campus House

Here is a short history of the Inn;


The Victorian house that is now the  Parish House Inn bed and breakfast, was originally located next to the First Congregational Church on Adams Street in Ypsilanti.
The House was built in 1893 and was the home for the minister of the church until the 1950's when it was used as a Sunday school and office building. In 1987 the church decided to build a better building and because the location is in the Historic District, had to have the structure moved.   So it was moved to 103 S. Huron Street, totally 
renovated as a bed and breakfast which opened in
August of 1993.
Concordia University sign