Created By: The Chatfield Alliance
In 1895, Ellen Lovell (widow of Chatfield merchant and financier Charles M. Lovell) purchased the southern third of the Jason C. Easton estate from it's second owner Lucian Johnson. The portion of the estate purchased by Mrs. Lovell contained the Easton mansion, which she soon demolished and replaced with a new dwelling. "Oakenwald Terrace," as the home came to be called, survives today as an unaltered example of Shingle Style architecture. It is reported that the house was designed by "a Boston architect" and although Ellen Lovell did make trips to Boston during these years research has not yet revealed the name of the architect. Today Oakenwald is operates as a B&B. Find out more about the home and lodging at: www.oakenwaldterrace.com.
J.C. Easton is estimated to be Minnesota's first millionaire.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Historic Homes of Winona Street