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The Garden House was built in 1896 by Albert Wells Pettibone, Jr., son of the founder of the family lumber businesses: the Hannibal Saw Mill Company and the Hannibal Sash and Company. The family's love for natural woods is still evident throughout each of the House's rooms. His brother built another Queen Ann home around the same time just two doors north. The family eventually sold the House to Charles H. Trowbridge, of the Duffy-Trowbridge Stove Manufacturing Co. which in 1905 was "Hannibal's Most Important Home Industry."
In the 1920's Charles' son, Charles Albert, lived here until his new house on North Street was completed. The subsequent owner was Will Griswold, founder of the furniture store still in operation on South Main. The House is rich in history with plenty of old photos and artifacts of the area and era to tell its interesting stories!