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History

The Frank family built the house in 1876. Harry Frank was a long-time booster of Downtown Delaware for over 150 years. The Frank family owned several prominent buildings – the Frank name still appears above the building currently occupied by Son of Thurman Restaurant. The house on Franklin Street became known as the ‘Franklin House’ where three generations of families occupied the house. The property takes you back to different time period with its’ magnificent original tiger oak pocket doors, ornate wood fireplace mantels and stunning staircase. In the mudroom, a piece of the original coal bin from the basement scripts the street address of the home. In the foyer; an antique table is home to the guest book that belonged to Cecil Frank and dates back to 1944. Visiting friends and family describe the house as “something that you might only see in the movies” Cecil Frank was known for her hospitality and her wonderful home cooking.