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In 1902, attorney W.B. Presby contracted Pierce Bros. Carpenters to built the three-story, 22-room house at an estimated cost of $8000. The four fireplaces have ornately carved wood mantles and are inlaid with ceramic tile. The fireplaces are flanked by the pocket doors which lead into the parlor, office, and dining room. Unique features of this house are the detailed woodwork in the stairway and the upstairs bathroom which has been completed restored.
The house has been utilized as a family residence as well as a boarding house of school teachers and railway workers. In July, 1962, the Presby House, owned by Pearl Shepard, was purchased for $12,000 with an $8000 down payment. The mortgage was ‘burned’ in April, 1964.