George M. Nason (1859-1929) built this house in 1907-1908. The Nason family had emigrated from Northampton, England to Buffalo, New York, in 1832. George’s father, Robert (1831-1907), came to Chesaning in 1852 and engaged in farming and lumbering. In 1861 he purchased fifteen hundred acres of land about five miles from Chesaning and erected a sawmill. For over a decade, he also engaged in prosperous land speculative activities and by 1881, he was considered to be one of Chesaning’s wealthiest men.
He built this Georgian Revival style house near downtown Chesaning as a monument to his family’s success in the lumbering business. Its exterior features stately Ionic columns. A grand circular opening between the first and second floor dominates the interior. Nason family members lived in the house until 1945. The building remained a private residence until 1980 when it was opened to the public as an elegant dining establishment called the Chesaning Heritage House. Sadly the resturant closed about 10 years ago and the house sits empty.
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