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

Quigley House

Northside Residential Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2019
1. Quigley House Marker
Inscription.  By 1908, Montana’s agricultural boom was in full swing, and real estate agents like John Quigley, whose firm offered farms “on 20 years payments,” seemed poised to make a fortune. That year forty-eight-year-old Quigley built this large Colonial Revival style home on the prestigious block of Fourth Avenue North, where he and his wife, Katherine, reared three children. The hip-roofed, clapboard residence, whose symmetrical façade and columned front porch bespoke of propriety and tradition, reflected the fashion of the day. In 1910 the Quigleys owned the home free of mortgage, though two boarders lived with the family to help make ends meet. Post- World War I drought and low commodity prices ended the boom that built this home, and the Quigleys, like other Great Falls residents, felt the effects of the agricultural depression. From 1927 to 1930, John worked first as a laborer and then as a night watchman, and the family once again shared its home—worth $9,000 in 1930—with renters.
 
Erected by The Montana National Register Sign Program.
 
Marker series.
Quigley House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2019
2. Quigley House and Marker
This marker is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program marker series.
 
Location. 47° 30.587′ N, 111° 17.691′ W. Marker is in Great Falls, Montana, in Cascade County. Marker is on 4th Avenue North near 7th Avenue North, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 709 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. A.W. Kingsbury House (within shouting distance of this marker); Abe and Carrie Kaufman Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Ann's Cathedral (about 500 feet away); C.E. Davis Residence (about 500 feet away); W.K. Floweree House (about 600 feet away); Toole Residence (about 800 feet away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church Parsonage (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Falls.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Quigley House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2019
3. Quigley 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 41 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 25, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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