• 1898

    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.

  • 1900-1910

    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.

  • 1905

    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.

  • 1906

    The mansion on the farm was remodeled to accommodate guests with the first arriving by the fall of that year.

  • 1907

    During the annual Grand Chapter Meeting, the Eastern Star initiated a five cents per capita tax on its members for support of the home.

  • 1910

    The home is at capacity with ten residents.

    Expenses were $8,324 and income was $9,332.74.

  • 1911

    The Van Brunt manufacturing facilities in Horicon were sold to the John Deere Company.

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