Created By: The Chatfield Alliance
In 1855, Levi M. Bemis moved from Vermont to Chatfield where he become engaged in the mercantile business. Levi did not limit himself to just dry goods however, he expanded his interests into real estate and mortgage banking. As a result of his growing wealth, Levi commissioned a grand new home in fall of 1879 constructed by local builder, Adoph Pavlish. Levi died in 1910 and in 1935 upon the death of his third wife, Jennie Bandel Hendricks in an auto accident, the home was gifted to the Women's Club with a generous stipend to maintain it until it was sold to benefit the club.
The home also served as the Boetzer Funeral Home in the 1950's and 60's.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Historic Homes of Winona Street