The History of 1414 Main Street

In 1906, this beautiful, historical home was constructed by builder W.J. Aikman, a native of Marion, a real estate tycoon, vice president of the bank and a farmer. “The Aikman House” as it became known served as the Aikman family’s home until 1938 when Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Melvin took ownership. Between 1961 and 1969, the home stood vacant; then Wayland Sims purchased the property and renovated it, transforming the substantially built home into a remarkable show piece attracting hundreds of visitors through the years. In 2003 the home once again traded hands, this time to Laura Walstrom, then a month later was taken over by the Hartland Regional Medical Center for a doctor to occupy. Legend has it that the doctor’s
wife believed the house to be haunted by ghosts, so the couple fled their home. The house stood vacant until purchased in March 2010 by Debbie Hayes who has since renovated the mansion, adding wheelchair accessible bathroom additions, three bathrooms for the bedrom suites, two commercial kitchens, a concrete patio and more. The house has been renamed “Jasones” in loving memory of Debbie’s son Jason Rowcliffe who went to heaven December 24, 2002. Jason planned to attend Johnson & Wales Culinary Institute to become a Master Chef with the dream of opening his own 5-star restaurant. “All my love and passion has gone into this house, and I am pleased to share with you the joy of Jasones Bed & Breakfast
and Restaurant. Thank you for your patronage and welcome to the family.”

Debbie Hayes