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Whispering Sisters Bed and Breakfast to Become apartments

A historic building in Philipsburg is set to get a huge renovation.

Whispering Sisters Bed and Breakfast, the former Rowland Mansion, will be remade into space for six apartment by October, according to co-owner Cheryl Moran on Tuesday. An online auction of the inn’s contents, set for Sunday, will continue until Aug. 30. Hostetter Auctioneers and conducting the auction.

Moran citerd her and her husband’s retirement in remaking the inn into apartments.

“It’s easier to a rent check every month rather than have people in and out all the time,” she said. “The first step is to liquidate the contents and then we need to do some cleaning and then the units will be up for rent.”

The apartments will range is size from 650 square feet to 1,900 square feet. There will be on-site laundry facilities, Moran added.

The 7,988-square-foot building was put on the market in June 2015. Interest never materialized, so Moran and her husband, Larry, explored other options.

The couple opened Whispering Sisters back in 2003.

“It’s bittersweet, Moran said. The memories of our family, friends ad guests and all the activities and celebrations that have happened there – it was wonderful to be part of everyone’s lives.”

The building, located at 126 S. Centre St., was built in 1873 and was home of Rep. Charles Hedding Rowland, who served in the U.S. House from 1915 to 1919. As part of the Philipsburg Historic District, the building is included in the National Register of Historic Places.