After purchasing 100 acres of fertile farmland, W.J. Montgomery contracted with W. J. Wilkins to build this “Eastlake” styled manor house. It was ready for occupancy in September, 1895. Situated in a grove of oak trees (many of which are still standing) the solid brick edifice features period triangular, arching, linear and square motifs. Guests and visitors can tour the house, even behind the scenes, and appreciate the life style of an upper class family in Marion during the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. Every room contains furniture and memorabilia used in the house during the years the Montgomery family lived here, 1895-1992.
Today the house sits on 10 undeveloped acres of the original farm in the middle of Marion. You can enjoy a “country” setting while Main Street is in sight. The first floor of the house has three parlors that are distinctly different and three porches for you to enjoy. Picture yourself having tea, reading a book or sharing time with a spouse or friend.