Built in 1889 by Major W.H. and Mary Wilson, this grand wood frame house was "...one of the most conspicuous buildings along the Colorado Central railroad." (Denver Republican, November 1889). After the Major died, Marie Moore purchased the property and it continued to be one of the finest homes in Arvada where many parties were held. Thomas Yeager bought the house and turned the barn in a livery stable. This was a prospering business since it provided feed for horses and shelter for rigs when farmers drove into Arvada, often leaving their buggies at the stable while they rode the streetcar into Denver. By the mid 50's it was the Arvada Motel.