“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

A.W. Kingsbury House

Northside Residential Historic District

A.W. Kingsbury House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2019
1. A.W. Kingsbury House Marker
Inscription.  Pictured in 1909 in the Great Falls Tribune under the headline “A Great Falls Residence,” this Queen Anne style house was hardly typical of its day. An imposing two-and-one-half-story structure, the elegant home was built in 1901 for Adkin W. and Margaret Kingsbury and their two children. Constructed on a corner lot purchased for about $1,000, the home features a geometric jumble of rooflines, including a concave bell-shaped roof atop a polygonal tower. A solid decorative eave with paired brackets and a molded frieze extends around the second story. A. W. Kingsbury earned his money in the livestock industry and is credited with bringing the first sheep into Cascade County. He also invested in Great Falls real estate, constructing the first brick building on Central Avenue. An active welfare worker, Margaret Kingsbury helped found Great Falls Associated Charities. The Kingsburys lived here until their deaths, within four months of each other, in 1924. In 1951, the mansion was remodeled into apartments, but its exterior remained intact; it was restored to a single-family residence in 2000.
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A.W. Kingsbury House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2019
2. A.W. Kingsbury 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° 17.753′ W. Marker is near Great Falls, Montana, in Cascade County. Marker is on 4th Ave North near 7th Street North, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 627 4th Ave 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. Abe and Carrie Kaufman Residence (a few steps from this marker); Quigley House (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Ann's Cathedral (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Toole Residence (about 500 feet away); C.E. Davis Residence (about 800 feet away); W.K. Floweree House (approx. 0.2 miles 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.
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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 34 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 25, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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