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Chinqua-Penn Plantation Opens Again

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Chinqua-Penn Plantation, closed since 2002 due to lack of funding, was reopened in 2006 by its new owners, Calvin and Lisa Phelps. Phelps, CEO of three companies, purchased the building and the twenty-five surrounding acres from N.C. State University for $4.1 million. The twenty-seven-room mansion, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in the 1920s by Betsy and Thomas Jefferson Penn and is a blend of gardens, architecture, and works of art. The Phelps plan to use Chinqua-Penn in a variety of ways, including group tours, weddings, corporate retreats, meetings, and photography opportunities.
North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 1, Jan 2007, p57, il