Losing a Tryon institution

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, September 12, 2018

To the residents of Tryon,

I’m deeply saddened about the loss of the historic Melrose Inn.

I’m the great-grandson of Dr. Charles Kenworthy, the original owner of the property. I’ve been doing a lot of research recently on my family history, which a large part of it was my family residing there.

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My wife and I had planned on staying there next month, and were looking forward to staying in the same home that my grandmother was born in.

John Kenworthy Beckwith Jr., Colfax, California