Readers may remember that Pennybacker House Restaurant was my wife Carol’s brainchild in 1996.
She presented her ideas to potential investors and spearheaded the effort to buy the house and create the restaurant.
After five years of successful operation, Pennybacker House Restaurant closed because it was unable to find key employees.
Gibson Girls later operated there until the owner passed away.
The Pennybacker family built the original house. Augusta Neergaard, daughter of a Danish nobleman, purchased the mansion in 1869.