The Mary Prentiss Inn changes hands for $6.1M; Buy in Inman could retain neighborhood ‘fabric’ (updated)

The Mary Prentiss Inn near Porter Square. (Photo: bagaball via Flickr)

The 20-room Mary Prentiss Inn near Porter Square has sold for $6.1 million after more than a year on the market.

The bed and breakfast occupies a two-story, 13,549-square-foot structure built in 1840 at 6 Prentiss St. in the Baldwin neighborhood. It was sold by the Forsythe Real Estate Trust to a Roxbury-based developer, according to a Tuesday report by the Bldup real estate tracking site.

Before artist Charlotte Forsythe bought the house in December 1991 to turn it into an inn, it had been home to two longtime