Jacob Leander Loose and Ella Anne Clark, husband and wife, were deeply devoted to each other. This is evident in their grand displays of affection: Loose Mansion and Loose Park. Jacob built our four-story mansion for his beautiful wife as the perfect location for her to host elegant evenings. Jacob had a nickname for Ella, “Sunshine,” and for this reason, he ordered “S’s” to be hand-carved in the mahogany Grand Staircase. Following Jacob’s death, Ella donated a larger than life-size statue of Jacob and 80 acres to the city for a park that will “never be built on, and always enjoyed.” To this day, both the mansion and the park are sites for beautiful wedding ceremonies and love stories.