The two-story, brick house, located near Homer, was designed and built by Cornelius O'Connor, an Irish
immigrant. O'Connor had been a carpenter, but became a farmer after settling in Nebraska. He represented
Wambdi Okicize, known as "War Eagle" is said to have been Mdewakanton or Isanti Dakota Indian. A friend to the white people, he died in 1851. A monument was erected on this bluff honoring War Eagle, which provides a breathtaking view of the tri-state area.