Loula Mildred White was born in 1900 to a distinguished and successful Mason family. Her father, J.W. White, was a partner in a cattle breeding empire of 120,000 acres in Mason, Menard and Kimble Counties. Also, In 1904, J.W. helped found the Mason National Bank and served as its president until his retirement in 1939. Her mother, Cora Jane Bridges, was a member of a Mason County pioneer family.
In 1924, Mildred married Seth Baze in 1924, and they had one son, Billy. Mildred and Seth divorced shortly before 1940 and Mildred later married Marcus Grant, a Mason County Judge.
The History of Mildred’s Place
Perched on a slight ridge of sandstone rock and shaded by venerable oak trees, Mildred’s Place, was built in 1937 of pale gold brick by Mildred and Seth Baze, and reflects the Federal architecture popular in Colonial America.
Mildred always joked with family and friends that she received this family home as part of her divorce settlement. Since Mildred is well remembered even today as being a gracious hostess who put on frequent and fabulous parties, it’s only fitting that this pleasant home will once again be receiving guests and hosting family gatherings.
Accommodations at Mildred’s Place
Inside Mildred’s Place, many period details such as wood floors, crown molding, exposed shiplap walls and wide door facings complement the historic furniture pieces and the built-in corner china cabinets in the dining room.
The ground floor features a large, modern kitchen with bar and all appliances. It adjoins a cheery sunroom with two walls of windows, making this the perfect gathering spot. A door from the kitchen leads to the backyard patio, which features tables and chairs, a grill and a large oak tree for shade.
Also, on the ground floor, are the living room, separate dining room, and a comfortable bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and plenty of closet space.
Upstairs are two large, bright and airy bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Comfortable beds and furnishings offer a good night’s sleep after a long day of exploring Mason.
Rates & Reservations
Mildred’s Place offers year-round, comfortable accommodations for families and other groups. This home can sleep up to eight adults.
Please contact us by phone or email to check dates and rates. Be sure to make your reservations well in advance so that your group is not disappointed. We look forward to you being our guests!