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Couple with Alexis Amaden
Marietta for use as a senior citizen center. In 1993, the
center moved to a newer facility and the city put the home
up for bids.
Living just two doors down from The Whitlock Inn,
the Edwards family had for several years been concerned
about the neglected condition of the house and jumped at
the chance to purchase the property.
“I was right out of college and always loved the
building, and it was my dream to own a bed and breakfast,
so me and my parents, Sandy and Nancy Edwards,
bought it. I think my dad wanted me to have a job, too,”
Amaden said, with a laugh. “The building was literally
falling in, so it was a lot of work, but we restored it and
turned it into a bed and breakfast.”
That included adding nine bathrooms, as the grand
home had a single bathroom on the property. Amaden
said she also turned the gravel backyard into a blooming
oasis for outdoor wedding and events, and made sure
every renovation she made to the home met historic
preservation standards to keep its original charm and
beauty. After 18 years and with a growing family, Amaden
stopped the bed and breakfast aspect of the business to
operate it as solely a weddings and event space.
“I feel like I grew up there. I lived in that carriage
house where Carriage House Catering is now as a single
girl, and that’s where my love affair with the Square
began,” Amaden said. “I’m still going to stay a Square-aholic,
but I’m excited to have more time with my family.”