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46-48 East Main St./ Oldfield House

Purchased from Mr. Oldfield in 1936, the house at 46-48 East Main St. was remodelled and extended in 1937 to house two married faculty families. A large barn and other small outbuldings were demolished at that time.

In a 1936 Chapel Talk, Pres. Park said about the Oldfield House, "the story is that when Laban M. Wheaton got engaged he started this house during his father's absence...and without his consent, and that there was a terrific scene when the old gentleman returned and found a house being erected upon his land."

The house was named for the person from whom the property was purchased.

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