Ivan Barton first traveled from Barbados to Canada, where he stayed with family members for a short period of time and then went to Miami. There, he stayed with a few family and friends he knew from his homeland. Ivan was a Carpenter by trade so he could always find a job. After some time, Ivan went to New York City so could get set up. Some time passed and Ivan met Pearl which later became his wife. Pearl came from a big family that was from down Rocky Mount, North Carolina . They later moved to Philadelphia into a three story Property.
The house in Philadelphia became a place for family and friends who passed by to stay and eat. People would come from Barbados and Ivan would help them get Jobs to help them get on there feet. Pearl's family would come up from North Carolina and all over for help and they had other places and different states where you could go as well. Ivan's grand kids are keeping his legacy alive and taking it to the next Level in opening the first Ivan House.