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Jean Bruyere Kell Room

This first-floor room includes an antique four-poster double bed and a large bath with claw-footed tub and separate shower. The room is named for Beaufort historian Jean Bruyere Kell (1909-2004). In 1965, Jean and Copeland Kell purchased the house from Laura Esther Thomas; the purchase price was only $100. The Kells owned the house until 1985; they lived in the William Borden House next door while Jean operated an antique shop in the Belcher Fuller House, selling her hand-made dolls as well as antiques purchased on their yearly trips to Britain. On each return, she would serve tea and display her latest acquisitions. Jean Kell was the author of many now-treasured Beaufort books, most out of print. She also received many awards and commendations, including the Willie Parker Peace History Award by the NC Society of Historians. More history is included on our weblog.
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