Its been a cold and dreary winter with little snow so I thought I would post this pic of the Montague Inn from a few years ago. Here is some history I found out about the grand estate on their website.
The mansion was built in 1929 for Mr. Robert Montague and his wife Edwina. They had two children, Mary Sage and Robert. The property is nestled among eight acres and borders on Lake Linton, the mansion consists of over 12,000 square feet and cost $125.000 to build during the great depression. It was an enormous undertaking for the time and employed hundreds of local tradesmen for over two years.
Mr. and Mrs. Montague were from Caro. Mr. Montague was a local businessman who made his fortune by devising a formula from a common sugar beet by product to make hand cream and soaps. After his death in the early 1950’s the family sold the business to the Andrew Jergen’s Company.
The home was always well maintained. Mrs. Montague was known to take in the injured World War 11 soldiers coming in from the Potter street station and bandage and care for them until they were well enough to travel. Since the Red Cross had a strict limit on bandages during the war; she had to sneak the injured into the house and draw the curtains. The secret rooms in the library were used to harbor valuables and liquor during prohibition and for an emergency escape route.
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