The Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star began discussing the need for a home that was either Masonic in name or in both the names of the Grand Lodge and The Order of the Eastern Star.
In 1900 the first donation of a $5.00 gold piece from Sister Martha Yerkes was received to start a building fund.
Enthusiasm from both the Grand Lodge and Grand Chapters grows as they seek to provide for the needs of indigent Masons, their wives, widows, mothers, and orphans.
The formal beginning of Three Pillars Senior Living Communities
Fundraising continues with the most significant donation of a 300 acre farm, mansion, and buildings from Willard Van Brunt.
The mansion on the farm was remodeled to accommodate guests with the first arriving by the fall of that year.
During the annual Grand Chapter Meeting, the Eastern Star initiated a five cents per capita tax on its members for support of the home.
The home is at capacity with ten residents.
Expenses were $8,324 and income was $9,332.74.
The Van Brunt manufacturing facilities in Horicon were sold to the John Deere Company.