Community Appeal to Save the Carl Roethke Stone House

A Personal Appeal from Friends of Theodore Roethke President Anne Ransford

Posted In: Culture, ,   By: Robert E Martin

05th June, 2019     0

Dear readers,


In January, Review Magazine  published an article about the potential demolition of the Roethke Stone House. We received a lot of response to that article, so I wanted to pass along the following message from the Friends of Theodore Roethke President, Anne Ransford, about the board’s decision to overturn their initial decision to demolish the house:

What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.” -Theodore Roethke

Dear Friends, Donors & Members;

I’m writing you with good news! The Friends of Theodore Roethke Foundation recently voted to overturn the decision to demolish the home of Carl Roethke, Theodore Roethke’s uncle who lived next door.

This good news comes with some challenges, but anything worth having is worth working for, and we believe preserving this piece of Saginaw’s rich history merits the efforts.

Together, I’m confident we can fulfill our vision to turn the stone house into the Carl Roethke Development Center – a place where enriching community programs will come to life in celebration of Theodore Roethke’s literary legacy.

You can help by making a tax-deductible gift to the Save the Stone House campaign, which will directly support all of the necessary repairs to the house.

To donate:


  1. visit the donate page on our website and click on the PayPal button
  2. Select your desired donation and fill in your details
  3. Leave a note with your donation that reads “Save the Stone House”                                                                                                 
  4. Learn more about the repairs needed and plans for renovation in the full version of this letter.

With sincere gratitude,
Annie Ransford

President, Friends of Theodore Roethke Foundation

P.S. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible, as Friends of Theodore Roethke Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Please make your gift today!



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