E. Churchill, a Waterloo tax assessor and successful grain
elevator operator, built this attractive Victorian-style
house around 1867. His elevator stood on land leased from
the Illinois Central Railroad, near the machine shops.
Waterloo families lived in the house after the Churchills.
One was Thomas Cascaden Jr., head of Cascaden Manufacturing
Company, a maker of feed mills, lard kettles, hay rakes
and other farm implements. Cascaden designed and patented
many of his firm's products.
of the house was Paul Davis, owner of David Dry Goods Company,
located on the present site of the Waterloo Holiday Inn.
The house was
sold to relatives of its present occupants in 1937.