Man Buys Damaged Landmark Home in Delmont to Save It
DELMONT, S.D. (AP) — A landmark house in the tornado-ravaged town of Delmont is in the hands of a new owner who wants to repair it.
The Onion House gets its name from a tower with an onion-shaped dome. It was built in 1902 and has served throughout its history as a private home, a hospital, a beauty shop and a clothing store. At one time it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Daily Press & Dakotan reports Wagner resident and Delmont city maintenance man Leo Holzbauer has bought the home for an undisclosed price from an Arizona couple who weren't interesting in repairing damage from the May 10 tornado.
Holzbauer says damage is mostly to the upper story, where windows are boarded up and the dome is tarped.
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