This home was built in 1894 or 1896 by a business man from Indiana, for the sum of 6000 dollars. The builder was Charles McCann. He along with his wife and their 2 children moved to the area in 1891. His wife died shortly after moving to the area. Charles did not plan to re-marry but he met Katherine and in 1891 they married. Charles and Katherine built the home.
The home was built it was built diagonally across the street from the Springfiled Wagon Company. Which Mr. McCann had purchased large quantities of the stock. When the house was built it had lots of amenities but lacked electricity.
Mr McCann was approached about the sale of his home in 1904 to a W A Dennis. Mr McCann was thinking about moving so the house was sold for 8500 cash.
W A Dennis, who made the purchase never got to move in. He died before his planned move in date of May 1st 1904. Mrs Dennis ended up moving into the house with out her husband.
The home was purchased in 1917 by Harry Jewell. It had a few other owners and In 1983 the home was purchased with the intent to convert it to a B&B. The home opened to guests in May 1988.
Most houses on the street were called catalog houses (meaning they were purchased from a catalog from either Sears, or Montgomery Wards). The kits for the homes were ordered and then shipped to the location to be assembled on the lot.
This home had seven small coal burning fire places. A homeowner had connected the fireplaces to a furnace with forced air. There was a fire in the center wall of the home from the fireplaces and five of the fireplaces were removed.
The two fire places they saved were located in the library and the second floor parlor.
There is a Steinway Piano in the home that has been in the house since the houses construction in the late 1800's.
The Rosen Room is reported to be haunted by a female sprint. It is reported that she will appear to guests staying in the room and tell them that they are in her room. They report that this female spirit will stand over them while they sleep.
We stayed in that room and slept great but there is a lounge chair. I piled all the pillows from our bed on it and when i ran the SLS camera over it I saw a stick figure reclined on the chair. I spoke to the figure and it waved its hands at me.
My mother in law stayed in the McCann room and there was a stick figure in that room. I did not pick up anything else in the whole house, but it is a beautiful home.
A guest staying in the carriage inn reported that her covers were pulled back and an unseen person sat down on the bed. When she looked back she saw the same woman that others had reported seeing.