Born in Figueria da Foz, Portugal, the fisherman Domingo Malaquias (also known as Domingo Joseph) bought this mid-19th-century house in 1928 with his wife, Louise (Enos). It remained in the family for 45 years. As the Benchmark Inn, it was owned from 1996 to 2011 by Park Davis, co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Running a Bed and Breakfast. During this time, it also encompassed an annex, the Benchmark Central, at 8 Dyer. Davis’s 1997 renovation won the approval of Boston Spirit. It has been owned and run since 2011 by Daniel Luethi and Dan Judas of Switzerland.
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