PHOTO OF THE DAY: THROWBACK THURSDAY
This shows the original Salem Home — first known as the “Salem Mennonite Home for the Aged” — which is now part of the Freeman Regional Health System network of services. Originally a two story house moved onto the corner of Main and Seventh streets, the Salem Home would see a series of expansions after opening in 1948. The first came in 1965 and was built to the west of the original structure (pictured) and could accommodate 30 more residents. Eventually the white house was removed and a similar addition to the one to the west was built in its place. In the decades that followed the Salem Home would expand to the north along Main Street, turning the facility into the one it looks like today, known as Freeman Regional Health Services Assisted Living.