A Historic Home with a prominent past...
THE CHRISTIANSEN FAMILY...at Watersedge
In 1918, C.M. Christansen and his wife, Leta, purchased the assets of the dissolved Hackley-Phelps-Bonnell Company, a prominent lumber mill in the town of Phelps.
The Christiansens lived and operated their lumber mill from the house that we now call:
Old World Charm Bed & Breakfast.
In 1922, their son, Philip, was born. P.C. as many knew him, helped develop the Phelps Historical Museum and continue the legacy of his family and the town of Phelps. He was the president of the C.M. Christiansen Company, founder of Sylvan Products Company, and the Smoky Lake Reserve Hunt and Fish Club.
Still today, we have relics of what was once a booming company in the lumber industry in the early 20th century.
We are thrilled to provide our guests with the historical value this property has to offer. Many local stories surround the connection of well-known people throughout history visiting this area, including Al Capone!