Captivating Cavitt Place

Cavitt Place is a 1916 Italian Renaissance Revival mansion built by Colonel O.C. Barton. Colonel Barton was one of the leaders of the community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was a state and local politician who invested in Paris Medicine Company and Dr. Edwin Grove’s “Tasteless Chill Tonic,” which in 1900, sold more bottles than Coca-Cola.  Colonel Barton served as Mayor of Paris from 1893-1897 and later served as president of the City Board of Education. He is reputed to be the first millionaire to reside in Paris.