Emig Mansion Sees Massive Price Reduction…
Several months ago, historic Emig Mansion was put on the market in an attempt to find new owners. The Emigsville bed-and-breakfast was built in 1850 and contains some amazing features including intricate Philippine Mahogany woodwork, stained and leaded glass, leather wallpaper, and so much more.
The owners of Emig Mansion have just reduced the price of the property by $100,000 and are optimistic they will find a buyer who will cherish the gem as much as they have.
When I had first visited the mansion I was permitted to borrow historic memorabilia and photo albums that have stayed with the property. This offered a look at its history and those with a connection to it.
There were several photographs from the 1920s in the collection showing young girls in dancing poses, such as the one above. The unidentified girl is located at the entrance in the stone wall at Emig Mansion, whose rounded porch is shown in the background. The photograph was only marked with “Me” and no other names.
As it turns out, Margie Emig lived at the house at that time and was a dance instructor, which explains the photos. She later went by the name “Dottie Robb”, which was apparently her stage name. Margie would be the first wife of John Armour Dempwolf, who is a member of the notable Dempwolf clan of architectural fame.
I’ll gladly be sharing additional photographs of the dancers in the future and can hopefully identify the location in which they were taken. Perhaps Margie owned a dance school in the Emigsville, but for now that would be a mere speculation.
- Many thanks to Mark Shermeyer who who became friends with the John Armour Dempwolf family in the 1980s.