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We are proud to call Stevens Point our home. We take strides to stay actively plugged into the community through supporting and volunteering for arts advocacy programs and local organizations including; CREATE Portage County, stevens point Sculpture Park, Riverfront jazz festival, our local hospital, and the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point.

We tend to be hands-off, letting you enjoy the house and the Stevens Point area on your own. However, we are available and enjoy providing any direction that will make your stay more pleasant.

A warm welcome to Claflin House

 

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PRICE & ELIZABETH CLAFLIN

PRICE COLBY CLAFLIN AND ELIZABETH HOOKER CLAFLIN (BORN MONTAGUE) WERE THE HOME’S ORIGINAL CARE TAKERS WHEN THEY BUILT THE HOUSE AT 1665 MAIN ST. (OLD STREET NUMBER 839) IN 1875.

“SO FAR, ONLY ONE NEWSPAPER REPORT HAS SURFACED ABOUT ITS CONSTRUCTION, AND THAT WAS IN THE JULY 10, 1875, STEVENS POINT JOURNAL: “”P.C. CLAFLIN HAS HIS NEW RESIDENCE, CORNER OF MAIN AND DIVISION STREETS, ENCLOSED, AND EXPECT TO HAVE IT COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER. IT WILL RANK AMONG THE BEST IN THE CITY.”” TAKEN FROM, NELSON, W. (2016, JULY 20) PART I: STEVENS POINT

LANDMARK HOME SAVED. PORTAGE COUNTY GAZETTE, P. 1.

MR. CLAFLIN MOVED TO STEVENS POINT FROM OCONOMOWOC IN 1868. ON OCTOBER 18, 1872 HE MARRIED ELIZABETH MONTAGUE, THE DAUGHTER OF A WELL-KNOWN PRESBYTERIAN MINISTER OF THE TIME. THEY REMAINED IN STEVENS POINT WITH THEIR CHILDREN WHILE PRICE RAN HIS SUCCESSFUL JEWELRY BUSINESS (A PIONEER IN THE TRADE AT THAT TIME) UNTIL 1886 WHEN THE FAMILY MOVED TO TENNESSEE AND LATER TO WASHINGTON DC.