Visual Timeline1894. Brand new. Courtesy Walter Anderson Collection, ESU Archives. Circa-1932. The second floor was converted to apartments, and the Scott Mouse family lived on the first floor. Carriage house to right, after its 1921 conversion to a house. Courtesy Mouse family archives. Circa-1950, after the Mouse family converted the Cross House into Mouse’s Palace Motel. Courtesy Mouse family archives. 1999. The house at its low point, boarded up and surrounded by a six-foot-high chain-link fence. This is when Debbi and Bob Rodak purchased the house. Courtesy Bob Rodak. 1999. March 2014, when I purchased the Cross House. Courtesy Bob Rodak. Summer 2015. The main facade has been repainted in the original 1894 colors. This is how the Cross House would have looked in 1894. But in color!