Created By: The Chatfield Alliance
The architecturally elaborate house of Milo White was reportedly built in 1883-84 (some evidence suggests 1877) as White entered the United States Congress. A Massachusetts native, White had been a Minnesota resident since 1855 and became a prosperous businessman. At the time of his death in 1913 he was the city's oldest living settler.
His home is among the best and largest representatives of the Queen Anne style in the area. In "The Guide to the Architecture of Minnesota" it mentions the White House as an unusually embellished and unrestrained version of the Queen Anne style expressed in a brick dwelling
Milo White was a state senator during the 1872-76 and 1881 sessions, U.S. Congressman from 1883-1887 and Mayor of Chatfield.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Historic Homes of Winona Street