On this site stood the log home of Wesley Park, co-founder with John Howe of the City of Auburn in 1836.Park's cabin was an important social and governmentcenter, serving as a tavern, resting place, and courthouse for early settlers and westbound travelers. In 1841, after a fire destroyed the cabin, Park arranged for the construction of a two story frame dwelling at the same site. In the early 20th century, that home was moved to the northwest corner of Union and Second streets, where it remains today. Park moved to Missouri following his service in the Civil War. He never lived to see the community hehelped establish grow and flourish and become known around the world for the carriages and automobiles it would produce.