The building of The Kerr house was started in 1880 by Benjamin and Ann Kerr, working with E.O Fallis as the architect/builder for the home. It took three years to complete the house with exterior walls that are four bricks thick, interior walls that are three bricks thick, and trim that was hand-carved from white oak, red oak, cherry, butternut, hard rock maple, and ash. The house contains two hand-crafted staircases, 34 carved doors, four ceramic tiled fireplaces, marble sinks, a copper bathtub, and stained glass windows.
Benjamin Franklin Kerr and wife, Ann Pratt Kerr, had seven children and their descendants occupied the home for nearly 100 years. In 1977, Laurie Hostetler purchased The Kerr House and spent two years restoring the Victorian mansion to its original grandeur where she offered a health and wellness spa for 35 years.
Today The Grand Kerr House is owned by Bob and Cathy Trame who shared the home with guests as a Bed & Breakfast from 2016 through 2022 before closing their doors in 2023. They are currently enjoying living in this beautiful home while preserving its history and grandeur. Guest can still experience this grand home by reserving a Historic Tour & Tea with Bob & Cathy.