Update: The property had been purchased with the intention of being renovated into a hotel by the winter of 2022. But then Hoffman put the property up for sale in October of 2023.
Fast forward to the spring of 2021, and the Emmaus Homes are vacant, and due to a recent auction of the property are in the hands of a new owner. The bridge over the creek that separates the buildings from the road is chained shut and there is a “no trespassing” sign blocking any further entrance.
I’m not sure who will purchase this property to use it in the future. The site is isolated, down a very narrow road in Warren County?to the east of Marthasville. The structures are indeed historic, and I hope that someone finds a use for it. Missouri Preservation has put it on its Most Endangered List.