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100-year-old home for sale unites communities

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If these walls could talk....

A 100-year-old home is for sale in Frohna, Missouri and it's history is etched all throughout the community.

Construction began on the house in 1915 and it was completed in 1916. Since then, it has been a doctor's office, a bed-and-breakfast and a home.

"It becomes kind of intriguing as far as the house is concerned," author Ann Hazelwood said. "Having it built in 1915, there's a lot of things that went on in that house and was owned by various people throughout the years."

Many in the community came out for an open house on Sunday, Jan. 31. Those who showed up said they can remember hearing stories about the home, and some even shared their own personal experiences.

Dr. Palisch was a prominent physician in the area for many years. He saw patients on a regular basis at the home. There was even a separate door for patients who came into the waiting room before their exams.

Many years went by and the house was remodeled and became a bed-and-breakfast.

Residents said the area is very historic and many homes and buildings throughout the community have been preserved to keep it's history alive.

The same goes for this home.

"I think that this home in particular, really holds a lot of history and it tells the story of what has happened in this community," Pat Rappa said. "And we have all embraced that so it's very special."

People in Altenburg and Frohna know about the home and it's history.

"We want to know our history," Rappa said. "We want to know our heritage. And Frohna, Missouri offers all of that. There's just so much heritage and history to Missouri."

Along with the open house, author Ann Hazelwood was on hand in the neighboring town of Altenburg signing copies of her book about the home and its legacy called '"The Forgiving Quilt."

"It's a continuous story," Hazelwood said. "It really is. You'll be reading about that in years to come, especially this particular house. It's very well built and we can't wait to see what's going to happen next."

Many said while they would like to see more historical landmarks beingsome said preserved, they feel overall that people have done a lot to preserve the area landmarks and other buildings. Many tourists come still make a point to check out what the communities of Frohna and Altenburg have to offer.

"I'd like to see more of that kind of activity go on in these little towns," Hazelwood said. "There's a lot of buildings that need to be restored and saved for future generations.".

"It's very important I think we preserve that," Rappa said. "Frohna has done that. This is a community. This is a neighborhood and it's just a wonderful community to be a part of and raise a family."

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