House was the former home of Charles Turner Blaine and his
wife Minnie Ashe and constructed between 1908-1910. To
finance the cost of this house Charles Blaine saved $1.00 per
day for seven years from his salary as a mail carrier. In
addition to being a mail carrier, Charles was also a successful
entrepreneur. He established the first 5 and 10 cent store
in Macon County, and operated it for nine years in the old Kelly
Building on West Main St. He also opened and ran a
restaurant in one of the Trotter buildings, and has long been
remembered for the hot dogs he served. After he closed the
restaurant, he opened the first seed and plant store in
Franklin, and ran this business until his death in 1945.
This was home to the Blaine family until it sold in 1926 to his
daughter, Mildred and son-in-law. Mildred resided in the
home until it sold in 1995 to the current owners. There is
additional history on the home in the Heritage of Macon County
Historical Society, Volume I & II. After restoring
it to its original state, the Blaine House opened offering
accommodations in October 1995.
Come and experience a
lovely historical home in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Whether on
vacation, visiting family or friends, in the area on business or looking for real
estate in this heavenly area. We are certain you
will be more than pleased with the accommodations we provide.