The elegant Henry Blosser House was built in the same style as the Missouri Governor’s Mansion—a unique sight in a rural area near Malta Bend. Built in 1880 by one of Saline County’s wealthiest farmers, the Blosser House once was the center of its own small village, with a blacksmith shop, livery stable, school, chapel and railroad stop.
Thought to be the most endangered historic landmark in the state, Blosser House was placed on the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation’s “Places in Peril” list in 2014. Dr. Arthur and Carolyn Elman of Kansas City purchased the site in 2015 and embarked on a massive renovation project of the house and nearby barn, directed by Kelee Katillac of Heartland Historic Homes, with Hercon Construction as the general contractor.
Brick by brick, board by board, builders and artisans brought Blosser House back to life. In 2019 the State of Missouri honored the project with the prestigious McReynolds Award at a ceremony held in the Capitol Rotunda.