The Purcell–Killingsworth House, now the Garden Path Inn bed & breakfast, is a historic residence in Columbia, Alabama. Also known as Traveler's Rest, it was completed in 1890 by William Henry Purcell (1845-1910), a prominent Columbia businessman and politician. Purcell's business interests included a steamboat landing on the Chattahoochee River. The bed and breakfast has three guestrooms.
The Purcell House was also the boyhood home of Bishop Clare Purcell (1884-1964). In 1955 he was elected President of the Council of Bishops, the highest place of recognition ever achieved by a native-born Alabama Methodist minister.
In 1946, the Purcell Family sold the two acre homestead to Mr. & Mrs. Henry Killingsworth who restored the Victorian mansion. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 16, 1982. It is located on Main Street.
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