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Havre in Hill County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Lou Lucke Sr. House

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
1. Lou Lucke Sr. House Marker
Inscription.  The quintessential businessman, Lou Lucke arrived in Havre in 1903, where he founded a shoe repair and later a clothing store and a dry cleaning business. He also speculated in real estate. When the homestead boom in turn boomed Havre, Lou and local contractor Cassius Taylor developed Havre’s Lucke-Taylor Addition, where Lou and his wife, Harriet, lived in this 1914 Craftsman style bungalow. Designed by Havre architect Frank Bossout, who also designed Hill County Courthouse, the home cost approximately $5,000 to build. The interior features Italian marble and oak woodwork. The Luckes raised five children here, surrounded by family. Harriet’s mother lived two doors down, and Lou’s brother lived next door to her. When they came of age, Lucke sons Alvin, Louis, and Neal also built homes in the neighborhood on lots given them by their father. Harriet lived in this house into the 1970s, when she sold the home to a grandson and moved next door to the smaller, more manageable house originally built by her son Neal. She lived there until her death in 1981.
 
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Lou Lucke Sr. House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
2. Lou Lucke Sr. House and Marker
the Interior, National Register of Historic Places.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program marker series.
 
Location. 48° 32.696′ N, 109° 40.815′ W. Marker is in Havre, Montana, in Hill County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and 9th Street, on the right when traveling south on 3rd Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 3rd Avenue, Havre MT 59501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Havre Post Office and Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); A.D. Smith House (approx. half a mile away); Boone/Dalrymple House (approx. half a mile away); The Atrium (approx. half a mile away); The Havre Air Force Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); Havre (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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