SHERBURNE – In 1932, Carrie Pratt left directions in her will that called for the creation of a women’s adult home in what is now known as the Pratt-Newton Home. Seventy-five years later, the home is still in operation, and the women living there could not be happier that it is.
“We’re an adult home that assists women with daily activities, care, grooming, whatever they need,” said Pratt-Newton home director Carol Bahnet.
The large, impressive, pink Victorian home was built by Joshua Pratt in 1835, and left to his daughters Carrie and Mrs. Homer G. Newton upon his death. Carrie set up provisions for the home’s creation, stipulating that it be used to care for women only. The Pratts had an impressive family lineage and helped to create several structures in the Sherburne area.