Featured Project

The Henry Blosser House & Barn

Heartland Historic Homes was privileged to develop, design and curate this National Register of Historic Places project. This restoration, accomplished through the use of historic tax credits, is the 2019 winner of the McReynolds Award from Missouri Preservation for excellence in historic preservation. Dr. Arthur and Mrs. Carolyn Elman are the owners of the 1874 Second Empire-style manor house and 1860 Swiss-style barn in Malta Bend, Missouri. Prior to Elman’s purchase of the property, the Henry Blosser House & Barn had been named a “Most Endangered Historic Place” in 2014 by Missouri Preservation and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. The four-year project has contributed to the economic growth of Saline County and Missouri in general and was made possible because of state and national historic tax credits.

Contributors

Missouri Legislature Awards Dr. Arthur & Carolyn Elman For Historic Restoration of the Henry Blosser Estate

Dr. Arthur and Carolyn Elman of Kansas City would like to thank the entire Heartland Historic Homes Team and their project contributors for the restoration of the historic 1878 Henry Blosser House & Swiss Horse Barn, Malta Bend, Missouri. The couple received awards from the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives for the four-year restoration of the Blosser Estate near the Historic Village of Arrow Rock. The barn will soon open as an exclusive event facility. Bill Hart, Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation, presented The McReynolds Award to the group.

 

Bill Hart, Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation presented Dr. Arthur & Carolyn Elman The McReynolds Award for the Blosser House Restoration

Photo by Aaron Leimkuehler

Silverbridge, Blosser Barn Mascot; Kelee Katillac, Project Developer & Designer; Dr. Arthur Elman & Carolyn Elman, The Henry Blosser House

Photo by Aaron Leimkuehler

Jeff & Tracey Herigon, Hercon Construction; Dr. Arthur & Carolyn Elman, Henry Blosser House; Steve Heiffus, Historic Restoration Consulting; Patrick Dolan, Indwell Architecture

Photo by Aaron Leimkuehler

Bill Hart, Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation presented Dr. Arthur & Carolyn Elman The McReynolds Award for the Blosser House Restoration

Photo by Aaron Leimkuehler

Silverbridge, Blosser Barn Mascot; Kelee Katillac, Project Developer & Designer; Dr. Arthur Elman & Carolyn Elman, The Henry Blosser House

Photo by Aaron Leimkuehler

Jeff & Tracey Herigon, Hercon Construction; Dr. Arthur & Carolyn Elman, Henry Blosser House; Steve Heiffus, Historic Restoration Consulting; Patrick Dolan, Indwell Architecture

Photo by Aaron Leimkuehler

The 1878 Henry Blosser House Estate 5 Year Restoration Project Contributors:

  • The National Park Service, John Sandor
  • Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation, Bill Hart
  • Missouri Department of Economic Development
  • Missouri State Historic Preservation Office
  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Saline County Historical Society
  • Public Water District 3
  • Missouri State Fair Foundation
  • Friends of Arrow Rock
  • Theil Family Farms
  • Saline County Sheriff’s Department

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Heartland Historic Homes, LLC: Developer
  • Kelee Katillac, Principal & Project Manager
  • Pat Dolan, Architect
  • Patrick Earney Sr. Engineer, McClure
  • Deb Sheals, Preservation Consultant
  • Adlai Groves & Shawn Whitney, Spencer Fane
  • Jacob Sanders CPA, Elliot Robinson
  • Mary-Jo Edmiston, Boone Central Title Company
  • Marty Selby, Preservation Services
  • Auman-Mack, Graphic Design
  • The Evoke Group, Website & Video
  • Missouri Life Media
Flint Hall Interiors: Architectural & Interior Design, Site Design, Historical Curation
  • Kelee Katillac, Architectural & Interior Design, Site Design, Historical Curation, Design Principal
  • Steve Heiffus, Architectural Designer
  • Sherry Mirador, Design Associate
  • Megan Ammari, Design Renderings
  • Dan Auman, Landscape Designer
  • Aaron Leimkuehler, Photographer
  • Artist-in-Residence: Gary Mosby
  • Peggy Van Witt Art Conservation, LLC

Affiliates:
Acme Brass, Adelphi Paper Hangings, Andrews & Abbey-Riley, Bailey Trade Showroom, Blackwater Treasures, Carthage Stoneworks, Curtain Couture, Designer’s Only Trade Showroom, Douglas Solliday Antiques, Dwain Smith Antiques, Edward Wayne Gallery, Encore Embroidery, Expert Alterations, Ferguson Enterprises, Frameworks, FH Drapery & Wall Works, 1st Dibs International & 20 Associates Worldwide, Friends Together Antiques, Green Printing Company, Hammer Brothers, Heidrick-Allen, Home Delivery Service, INKC Magazine, KDR Trade Show Room, Melissa Williams Fine Art, Metro Drapery & Blind Installation, Mickey Coulter Realtor, Modern Love, Morning Glory Antiques, Parrin & Company, Retro Inferno, Sebring Trade Showroom, Sherwin Williams, Show-Me Antiques, Springwater Nursery, Sterlinghouse, LLC, Stockton Mercantile, Terrasi Home & Scandia Living, The Independent, The Little Flower Shop, The Pear Tree Antiques, Thomas Design Build, Whitehorse Antiques, Vintage Hill Farm, and Wood Wallcovering.

Hercon Construction: General Contractor
  • Jeff Herigon & Tracey Herigon, Owners
  • Jeff Bramon, Sr. House Craftsman/Superintendent
  • Randy Basye, Sr. Barn Craftsman/Superintendent
  • Greg Brady, Sr. Craftsman
  • Mark Harris, Sr. Craftsman
  • Carpentry Crew: Greg Harris, Justin Harris, Jake Stevens, Dylan Cavanah
  • Also: Shawn Tiffany, Mark Brady, Justin Begeman, Jack Maguigad

Affiliates:
Accurate Heating and Cooling Inc., Advanced Chimney Techniques, Inc., Beerman Heating and Cooling Inc., Bolivar Insulation, Bredehoeft Millworks, Carpet One – Columbia, Clayton Electric, Cortes Lawn Care, Crackz – Green Masonry, Custom Floor Innovations, Draw the Line, Excel Metal Roofing, F.A. Enterprises, Fischer Concrete Service, Ford Hotel Supply Company, Gary Morrow, GG Resinous Flooring, Imhoff Construction Inc., Koonse Glass Company Inc., LaCrosse Lumber – Marshall, Mainline Fire Protection, Malicoat-Winslow Engineers Marshall Homestore, Melville Woodworks & Refinishing Missouri Stairway Lift Corporation, Nature’s Beauty Water Gardens, Nightwatch Security and Telephone, Otis Elevator Company, Pella Windows and Doors, Pep Waterproofing & Foundation Repair, Schuyler & Co, Specialty Stairs & Rail, Surround the House Home Electronics, Toliver Painting & Refinishing, Turner Painting, Vintage Hill Farm

Dedication

Randall Hein, Expert Craftsman – We thank the family of Randall Hein and appreciate the dedication, talent, and service he provided to the project.

We would like to thank these special supporters:

  • Arrow Rock Support: Sandy Selby, Whitney & Day Kerr, John & Donna Huston, Kirby McCullough, Chet Breitwieser, Blaine & Stephanie McBurney, Billy, Brian, and the entire Thiel Family.
  • Christy Construction, Arrow Rock
  • Jessica Adcock-Goodman, Saline County Assessor
  • Jim and Sheila Ruff Gardening
  • Larry and Lori Godsey Catering
  • Liz Huff & Catalpa Restaurant, Arrow Rock
  • Pattycakes BakeShop, Marshall
  • Scott Forester Lawncare
  • The Brick Bar-B-Que, Marshall
  • The Leaning Side, Marshall
  • The Marshall Democrat
  • The Wagon Wheel Cafe, Malta Bend
  • Arrow Rock Support: Sandy Selby, Whitney & Day Kerr, John & Donna Huston, Kirby McCullough, Chet Breitwieser, Blaine & Stephanie McBurney, Billy, Brian, and the entire Thiel Family.
  • Christy Construction, Arrow Rock
  • Jessica Adcock-Goodman, Saline County Assessor
  • Jim and Sheila Ruff Gardening
  • Larry and Lori Godsey Catering
  • Liz Huff & Catalpa Restaurant, Arrow Rock
  • Pattycakes BakeShop, Marshall
  • Scott Forester Lawncare
  • The Brick Bar-B-Que, Marshall
  • The Leaning Side, Marshall
  • The Marshall Democrat
  • The Wagon Wheel Cafe, Malta Bend
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