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

315 Fourth Avenue North

Great Falls Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2019
1. 315 Fourth Avenue North Marker
Inscription.  Great Falls’ premier residential street, Fourth Avenue North, gained 24 new homes between 1900 and 1910. Among them was this substantial residence, constructed in 1904 for bookkeeper Edgar Newlon and his wife Anna. The home is a classic American foursquare, a style so named for its boxy shape. Like most foursquare residences, this dignified clapboard home is two-and-one-half stories and features a hipped roof with a centered dormer, a symmetrical façade, and a full-length front porch (now enclosed). The residence’s efficient use of space—a hallmark of the foursquare style—must have appealed to civil engineer Frank Scotten who, with his wife Lola, purchased the home in the early 1920s. Scotten came to Great Falls in 1889 and was said to know more about the town’s construction than any other resident. He supervised construction of several branch railroads, the city’s streetcar lines and street lighting system, two smelters, and the four hydroelectric dams that gave meaning to the moniker “the Electric City.” An engaged philanthropist, he also founded a local Community Chest—a forerunner to the United Way.
 
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315 Fourth Avenue North Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2019
2. 315 Fourth Avenue North Residence 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° 30.588′ N, 111° 18.098′ W. Marker is in Great Falls, Montana, in Cascade County. Marker is on 4th Avenue North near 4th Street North, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 4th Avenue West, 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. Terrill Apartments (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 305 Third Avenue North (about 400 feet away); Anaconda Company Manager's House (about 400 feet away); Northside Residential Historic District (about 500 feet away); McCulloh Residence (about 600 feet away); Boyd House (about 600 feet away); Cascade County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Toole Residence (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 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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