Built in 1902, the historic First Church of Science has been converted into a bed and breakfast.
After working on it since the beginning of the year, Barry and Barb Brierley are ready for guests to stay a night or more at 302 E. Second St. in Florence.
“Barb decorated this whole (building),” said Barry, a renown author and artist, living in Florence.
Inside, 14 original stained glass windows highlight the building along with hardwood floors, high ceilings and hanging lights, a website said. Also, a wood stove adorns the living room along with added fans, a formal dining area and a TV area. If that’s not enough, the room consists of Victorian furniture, a trundle bed and an extra bed. Inside the front door are a kitchen on one side and a bathroom with a shower, washer and dryer on the other side.
“Barb and (her friend) Darcy Lont installed the shower, the toilet and the (sink),” Barry said.
As an extra bonus, Barry painted a mural of the famed Sundance Kid on one side of the living room and another one of Sundance’s wife, Etta Place on the other side of the room. The master bedroom is nestled upstairs where the choir once sang. Outside, the property includes a fountain and a place to relax after a day of browsing through the antique shops in Florence or visiting Barry’s “Spirit Riders,” which is filled with his books, paintings and authentic western merchandise.
Those who book the inn are in for a treat when they will enjoy the ambiance of a historic church along with special food, which is prepared by guests. Flowers, wine, Wi-Fi and other surprises are also available in the inn.
For more information or for reservations, call Barb at 431-3592 or e-mail her at email@example.com or by calling Barry at 784-2231.