History of the Bed & Breakfast
The Bed & Breakfast was originally built in 1880 and served as a private residence to Dr. Cunningham, who later served as President of the college (1887-1897) which at that time was called the Female State Normal School.
The house was later purchased by the University for the president, Dr. Jarman, and served as the home of Longwood Presidents until 1969. In 1969, President Dr. Willett moved his family to the current presidential home, Longwood House.
The house then became work space for the Alumni Office and later transitioned into overnight accommodations for faculty/staff, alumni, parents, and friends of the university.
Today it is known as the Longwood Bed & Breakfast open to the public to use and enjoy.
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Dr. and Mrs. Lankford spending time with their two sons in the left front parlor.
Lankford family enjoying a nice day.
Dr. and Mrs. Lancaster in the left front parlor of the Alumni House.
Front of the Alumni House during the Willet Era in 1969.
Mrs. Jarman in her garden in 1924.
Front of the President's House in the 1950s.
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