This house was built in 1890 by Houston P. Houser who owned a dry goods store on Carroll Street. His son, Colonel H. P. Houser, Jr., a graduate of West Point in 1931, was born in this house in May 1907. Colonel Houser was commanding officer of the 5th Cavalry Regiment during WWII. He survived the Bataan Death March and was a prisoner of the Japanese for 3 years. The house remained in the Houser family until 1987.