Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn & Garden
The Inn was built in 1927, the home of the Cozart family. The Cozart family owned and built one of the hotels – The Ben Wiley, celebrating the mineral spring. Dr. Wiley Cozart and his wife Pauline; both were very community minded people, and their home was used for many community functions during the 1920’s through the 1970’s. Dr. Cozart was the Mayor of the town for 10 years, and Pauline was one of the community’s finest gardeners.
Guests will be taken to the grand living room fashioned in the late 20’s featuring an original oil painting of Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States and a native of Wake County. The painting was displayed in the main lobby of the Andrew Johnson Hotel in Raleigh until the 1970’s when the Hotel was replaced by the present News and Observer Building.
In addition to the wildlife artwork, noted Hemingway furniture, antiques, and baseball memorabilia of John’s father – Tommy Byrne and his Yankee Years can be enjoyed. Guest may browse the years of the Yankee’s dynasty of the 40’s and 50’s.