Rose Bed Inn Fades Away

Rose Bed Inn demolition 09-13-2020

When I drove past 611 South Sprigg a few months ago, I thought the Rose Bed Inn Bed and Breakfast was looking a little ragged, nothing like when Wife Lila and I watched Laurie and Rocky Everett get married there on a cold October day in 2003.

Several folks tipped me off that the place was doomed, but I didn’t get there until September 13, when it was all over but the shouting.

Sarah Yenesel did a nice recap of the history  of the 110-year-old building in the Sept. 16, 2020, Southeast Missourian. I love it when someone else does that heavy lifting so I don’t have to.

The Rose Bed in 2003

Rose Bed Inn 10-18-2003

The B&B was attractive in 2003. The grounds were well-kept, and the interior was nicely furnished, a perfect venue for a wedding.

The Inn during happier times

Here’s a gallery of photos from the night Laurie and Rocky got married. Click on any photo to make it larger, then use the arrows on the right and left side to move through the images.

For the record, I’m sure Wife Lila took most of these photos. I shot presidents, a Pope and the Queen of England, but I never had enough nerve to tackle weddings.

2 Replies to “Rose Bed Inn Fades Away”

  1. Love this story although it saddens me to know it’s gone! My mother was a Cape history buff and greatly disliked seeing any historic building razed. I grew up at 135 s west’s end Blvd and pray that home is well taken care of for years to come!!! Thanks to all who help preserve capes history!

  2. Ken,
    Thank you for sharing the photos of it(&our Laurie and her new hubby)
    I,too remember it in 2006(?) We had a Christmas party there,when i worked at Cardiovascular Consultants. Not sure where my photos are. Nice stately home. James and Eldon did the Inn up right.good ppl& good food.

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