Douglas and Essie Finley moved into the house at 380 Westbrook Lane in the 1960s. Unlike many of the early houses that were moved to Black Springs from other locations, the original Finley house was built here in 1963. The Finley's son, Donald, was born in 1970.
After the Finleys divorced in 1973, Essie married Jack Prien, and the couple continued to live in their home in Black Springs. It was expanded over time, adding more living space, a covered patio, and much later, a large, barn-shaped garage.