History of Rosemary hall inn
Jackson House, currently known as Rosemary Hall, was originally built in 1902 by the founder of North Augusta, James Urquhart Jackson. Before Rosemary Hall got its name, it was known as J.U. Jackson House. Rosemary got her name from the herb called Rosemary that was planted in the backyard of the house. This house has a twin called the Lookaway Hall, which was constructed in 1895 by James' brother. When James died, his daughter, Edith repurposed a portion of the house as a place to teach children paintings on canvas and art through music. This is an example of how Augusta was revived because the paintings and instruments that she used to teach are still present in the hall. Because of Edith, the house was more than just a shelter to live under. Edith and her in-laws lived there until the 1980s. Prior to Edith’s passing in 1980, she asked that her former student and her dear friend (name was not mentioned) to restore the house’s beauty.
Architecture of rosemary hall
Rosemary Hall is full of designs from the Greek revival and Beaux Arts architecture along with giving it an echo of the Antebellum Era. It is a building thats been revived, nothing from the inside has been changed. While the outside has a greek theme to it, the inside has the Gilded Age theme to it. The names of the room are Gentleman's Quarters, Carolina Suite, Magnolia Room, Alexander Suite, Jackson Suite, and Atelier Suite.
Current Rosemary hall
The Rosemary Hall is currently being used as an inn. Guests are welcome to rent it for weddings, baby showers, honeymoons or any other celebrations. Guest will undoubtedly form lasting memories if they choose to use this hall as a backdrop for their events. Guests who choose this hall may be reminded of the greek life since the house theme is based off of the Greek revival and Beaux Arts architecture. Rosemary Hall is a symbol of the old south since nothing has been remodeled while the function of it as an inn is the new south. Rosemary Hall is an essential building in North Augusta because of whom it was founded by along with how it ties to the old south.