Ok, I’ll admit that, before last week, I had never heard of the Emig Mansion.
In fact, I got a little lost on my way to cover a story on the historic bed & breakfast.
Almost immediately after pulling into the parking lot, I wondered how, in nearly 12 years as York County resident, I had not heard of the local landmark.
The house dates back to the early 19th century and is crafted from materials that outlast most humans. And the owners, there have been many over the years, have done little to detract from the historic value of the home.
For example, the second floor features and small staircase that, at one time, may have led to a now boarded-up attic. It could have been easy for the B&B’s current owners to take out that staircase and widen the landing. Instead, they use the risers as shelves. Very cool.
Also, one of the rooms features a back wall lined with five closets originally used by the Emig sisters. Rather than enlarge an already cavernous room, the owners consider the closets a conversation piece.
Oh, if you ever visit the mansion and wonder if a portion of the wallpaper that adorns one of the staircases is leather, you would be right.
I know. Cool, right?