Leslie Trew Magraw and Andrew Johnson decided to celebrate their September 2019 marriage in a very unique way, by renovating a 217-year-old hotel.

Johnson has a background in construction and Magraw enjoys interior design so the endeavor made sense, although it was not their original plan. They were looking for a building in downtown Gettysburg where they could open a bar and restaurant. Spaces without apartments above them are rare and the pair had no interest in being landlords. Their realtor told them The James Gettys Hotel on Gettysburg’s Chambersburg Street was quietly on the market and the more they thought about the idea, the more they fell in love with it.

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