Yesterday we went to visit the would be B&B and it did not disappoint.
The place is really dry, no mold or bad smells and many wonderful original features.
The cabinets in the kitchen are the originals from 1860 and the wood is simply beautiful.
All the old hardwood floors look to be in good shape too and while there are some funky color schemes the structure looks sound.
There are two staircases one out of the kitchen and the other sweeping up grandly from the hall. Little details like a cedar cabinet in one bedroom, to keep the furs flea free, an exposed stone cellar and a tree house in a big cherry tree make it really special.
A lucky little frog fellow was sitting in a window box on the back porch too. Should we kiss him and see if he turns into a prince?
All of this got us digging deeper into the history of Marion City and it’s most famous son President Warren Harding.
He was the owner of the local newspaper, ran his presidential campaign from the porch of his house across the street and died suddenly in office in his late fifties.
He also has a reputation as a ladies man having had several mistresses all Marion natives. Surely there is potental for a movie here as well as a B&B!
Funniest event of the day though was finding this quote coming from of all places the Harding Financial Group.
No relation to the President just a nudge in the right direction.
Blessing # 266 – History Trails