It is the belief that buildings can exert a powerful,
positive influence upon the lives who use them.
- In Jefferson’s Shadow: The Architecture of Thomas R. Blackburn
The Blackburn Inn is a unique renovation of a historic building that was formerly part of the Western State Hospital. The Inn exudes a distinctive and unmistakably American look – characterized by red brick, whitewashed wood trim, classical moldings, and dramatic, light-filled hallways.
Blackburn consciously used architecture, design and landscape to create a distinctly welcoming environment to create a “powerful, positive influence”. In its renovated and restored state, The Blackburn Inn was designed to continue to inspire and awaken our guests.