450 million years ago, a beautiful pink stone formed under an ancient sea. Known as Kasota stone, it wraps the exterior of The Alan I W Frank House in warm, natural beauty. On a trip to Minnesota, where the original stone was quarried, Alan met with Howard J Vetter, chairman of the board of Vetter Stone Company, and grandson of the man who actually cut the original stone in 1939. Mr. Vetter personally selected a piece of stone to match a piece on the house that had weathered. He said that he was “honored to supply the stone” and autographed it as a donation to the preservation of the house.