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In the early 1900's when Warrensburg, MO was still a young town and families were still setling in the quiet and cozy midwestern area, a father and a banker decided to build a house for his daugher. He comissioned his brother, who was a builder, to lay ground for a house which will become the future home of his daughter - Margaret Maguire. The house was build of local sandstone and stucco on a belt course.





Margaret Maguire was known for her lavish lifestyle and soon after the house was completed, it became a center for the social life in Warrensburg, welcoming local dignitaries and even movie stars. Margaret loved to travel to one of her many homes in the area and at times when the house was vacant, she would rent it to the Tri Sigma Sorrority as well as young married couples.


Even though Margaret was married 5 times, she had only one daughter - Charlene. Charlene grew up and lived in the house for many years. She eventually became the owner of the house, before the Gelbachs purchased the home.






The Manor has had only two owners and The Gelbachs continued the tradition of preserving the beautiful landmark. In the early 2000's, The Gelbach family expanded the house with a beautifully designed back yard with a heated pool. In 2006 The Gelbach Manor opened it's doors to visitors of Warrensburg, Missouri as the newest Bed & Breakfast Inn in town.



Rhonda Gelbach, one of the owners of The Gelbach Manor, lives to meet new people. Her outstanding professionalism, attention to detail and infectious hospitality has contributed to preserving The Manor's historic tradition as a Warrensburg Icon and helped expand its popularity beyond the local Warrensburg area.








Famous silent movie star Sidney Toler, born in Warrensburg, was a close friend of Margaret and he would stay in the house while visiting the area. Below is an article about Mr. Toler in the local newspaper.






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