Jackson's Frizel-Welling House, which I've previously described, has been named to the 2013 list of Missouri's Most Endangered Historic Places.
The announcement includes this description:
The building has recently been put up for sale and there has already been one major threat to the Frizel-Welling House. A sales contract for the asking price was received by the family by an interested party who had sought to demolish the house for a parking lot. Knowing this, the family rejected the contract. The State of Missouri has been approached about perhaps acquiring the property for a State Historic Site, given the extraordinary collection of books, furniture and other family belongings at the House, as well as its family connection to the nearby Bollinger Mill SHS. The Most Endangered designation would bring further recognition to this site and to the need for timely action to save and preserve the building as well as its amazing collection of artifacts, and may even convince the State to acquire the building as a State Historic Site.
Here is the full list of endangered sites for 2013:
- Henry Miller House, Bloomfield, Stoddard County
- Poage-Arnold "Three Gables" House, Kansas City, Clay County
- Ozark Community Building, Ozark, Christian County
- Phillip Kaes House, Sherman, St. Louis County
- Camp Zoe, Round Spring, Shannon County
- James Clemens House, City of Saint Louis
- Frizel-Welling House, Jackson, Cape Girardeau County
- Greenwood Cemetery, Hillsdale, St. Louis County
- The Book House, Rock Hill, St. Louis County
The endangered list was on display at a reception at the Oliver-Leming House in Cape Girardeau.