In 1900 when Samuel and Maude Prentiss decided to have their home built on the edge of Windom Square, they joined a neighborhood of large elegant homes surrounding the park. It was a time when life was more genteel. The Prentiss home built in the then new Colonial Revival style with servants' and guest quarters, wine cellar, great fireplaces and large carriage house epitomized the life of Winona's elite.
Mr. Prentiss was a prominent banker following the footsteps of his father, who founded the Second National Bank on the corner of Second and Center. The home was next occupied by the Olsen Family and then later by the Prentiss' daughter, Frances Lucas, with her husband and four children. They eventually gave the home to the college as a lodge for male students.
The McQueens purchased the house in the 1960's. After raising their family they turned it into a charming bed and breakfast. Now we are adding our chapter to the history of the house, offering the warm hospitality of an American B & B with an English accent.