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Lewistown in Fergus County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

108 Hawthorne Avenue

Judith Place Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2019
1. 108 Hawthorne Avenue Marker
Inscription.  The Empire Land Company constructed many of Judith Place’s most fashionable residences, including this one- and-one-half-story Craftsman style home circa 1914. Reflecting the Progressive Era’s emphasis on efficiency, the company adopted the relatively new “systems approach” to building, which used standard-sized studs and joists to expedite construction. Advertising themselves as “Lewistown’s Home Builders,” the Empire Land Company promised to “furnish plans, use first class materials and guarantee workmanship.” Despite its commitment to standardization, the company varied details to give each home an individual flare. In the case of this house, a full- length porch tucked under the upper attic story, exposed rafter tails, a W-truss tracery, and decorative barge boards distinguish the exterior. Attorney W. R. Kirk briefly owned the home before selling it in 1916 to Charles and Daisy McClave. The McClaves lived here with their two children, a maid, and Daisy’s mother through the early 1920s. The now defunct town of McClave was named for Charles, who served as president and manager of Montana Flour Mills. His
108 Hawthorne Avenue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2019
2. 108 Hawthorne Avenue and Marker
The marker is on the porch.
company’s slogan, “It’s the wheat,” reflected his connection to area farms.
 
Erected by The Montana National Register Sign Program.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program marker series.
 
Location. 47° 4.26′ N, 109° 25.026′ W. Marker is in Lewistown, Montana, in Fergus County. Marker is on Hawthorne Avenue near East Broadway Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 Hawthorne Avenue, Lewistown MT 59457, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 240 mm Howitzer M1 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); LGM-30A Minuteman I (about 600 feet away); Statue of Liberty (about 700 feet away); Viet Nam Service Appreciation Memorial (about 700 feet away); Lewistown Mercantile Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Knerr-Tubb Block / Armory Hall (approx. half a mile away); Hopkins Grocery (approx. half a mile away); Saint Leo's Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewistown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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