Stanton House was the first resort on the south shore of Sparrow Lake, established in the 1890s by Captain Tom Stanton and his wife Ellen (Franklin). Captain Tom died in 1907 and Ellen in 1910. Succeeding Stanton generations operated the resort, beginning with daughter Alice until 1928, then daughter Marion and her husband Will Clipsham, and in 1935 son George Stanton who married Eva Johnston. After 1950, George’s oldest son Tom and his wife Phyllis (Hawkins) took over and began a modernization program. The property was later divided into several privately owned homes.