Archival image of our home as it appeared 50 years ago

The State Street Inn is located in a historic Tudor Revival home at 228 N State Street. The home is part of the Victorian Dover Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built circa 1911 for Mr. and Mrs. Walt Conaway.

Later, it was the home of Simeon Selby Pennewill (1867-1935), who served as the Governor of Delaware from 1909-1913, after completing two terms as a State Senator. He was educated nearby at the Wilmington Conference Academy, now known as Wesley College.

New Life as a B & B:

The home was converted to a bed-and-breakfast around 1984, and was originally called the Tudor House.

In 2003, the home was purchased by Mike and Yvonne Hall. They updated the kitchen, expanded the innkeeper\\'s quarters, and restored many of the home\\'s original features. It re-opened as the State Street Inn in 2005.

In 2017, the Inn was sold to, Fred and Joan Breukelman, and their son Steve, who continued the bed-and-breakfast tradition.

Most recently, in late 2023, the inn has changed hands once again to the new owners, Bruce and Kiya Johnson, and their daughter Amelia. After making several updates, the State Street Inn is open under the new ownership. The inn is still a bed-and-breakfast and retains its historic charm, but with a more modern touch.

The State Street Inn is nestled among a diverse collection of stately homes, most constructed during the late 19th or early 20th centuries, and is an iconic landmark in the Victorian Dover Historic District of downtown Dover, Delaware.