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Great Falls in Cascade County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

W.K. Floweree House

Northside Residential Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2019
1. W.K. Floweree House Marker
Inscription.  A grand home on a large corner lot, this Colonial Revival residence bespeaks the prominence of its first owners. Banker, rancher, and state senator William Floweree and his wife, Norma, built this brick two-and-one-half-story home in 1916. Its dentils (toothlike projections) under the cornice, multi-pane windows, pedimented entryway, and classical details are common to the Colonial Revival style. William, son of pioneer Daniel Floweree, arrived in Montana via covered wagon at age five in 1866. His father purchased land in five counties to create the Floweree Horse and Sheep Company, one of the largest ranches in the state. When Daniel retired, William became the ranching company’s president. Earle and Sarah Strain purchased the home in 1929. Strain was the first researcher to suggest a connection between tick bites and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. He came to Great Falls as a physician for the Anaconda Mining Company in 1896, later opening a private practice as an eye and ear specialist. Although Dr. Strain died in 1953, his daughter, Ruth Strain, continued to live here until her death in 1998.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2019
2. W.K. Floweree House and Marker
The Montana National Register Sign Program.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program marker series.
 
Location. 47° 30.587′ N, 111° 17.539′ W. Marker is in Great Falls, Montana, in Cascade County. Marker is on 4th Avenue North near 9th Street North, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 825 4th Avenue North, Great Falls MT 59401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.E. Davis Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Quigley House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); A.W. Kingsbury House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abe and Carrie Kaufman Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Ann's Cathedral (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dubbs Block (approx. ¼ mile away); Toole Residence (approx. ¼ mile away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Falls.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2019
3. W.K. Floweree House
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 25, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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