The Du Quoin Receiving Home, Francie’s Bed and Breakfast

$ 309,900
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MLS #19083590
Contact nameProperty Peddler - Brenda Chandler - Managing Broker
Contact phone618-201-3947
Year built1906
StatusMove-in Ready
Home area5,802 sqft
Lot Area2.75 acres


Ever dreamed of working from home and running your own business? This established bed & breakfast- Francie’s Inn could be the perfect opportunity for someone to work from home. This historic home was originally built in 1906 as an orphanage. It sits on an entire city block in the heart of DuQuoin in Southern Illinois. Perfect for when people are visiting family, coming to town events at the fairgrounds, or visiting the local winery/breweries and state parks. At one time the current innkeepers were running a restaurant, catering and hosting parties in-house, and keeping a very consistent schedule of events. There are 5 guest rooms, one consisting of a two-room suite. The large dinner/ banquet facility with separate lodging allows for large in-house parties. Plus there is a large 2 bedroom living facility in the lower level walkout. With the capacity to run also as a restaurant, catering business, and party venue, this Southern Illinois gem has a lot of income-producing potential!

Records show the building was called “The Du Quoin Receiving Home” it was constructed back in the early 1900s as a stopping point for orphaned children traveling on the ophan train from larger cities like Chicago and Minneapolis. The property was then purchased by R.S. Ridgeway in the mid-1950. Ridgeway converted the home into what some veterans fondly called the Old Soldiers Home, a place for handicapped veterans. Today the property has been restored to a beautiful bed and breakfast in the heart of DuQuoin, Illinois
Please visit for more information. Listed with Property Peddler Inc Managing Broker Brenda Chandler 618-201-3947