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Boyd House

Great Falls Northside Residential Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2019
1. Boyd House Marker
Inscription.  By 1910, the Queen Anne style had lost much of its allure. Once admired, its artistic jumble of angles, textures, and colors had become reviled as cluttered and artificial. This rejection of complexity was gradual, and many houses—like this transitional Queen Anne/Colonial Revival style home—pursued a cleaner look while retaining some traditional late Victorian features. In this case, those features include a wraparound porch, corbelled chimney, beveled and leaded glass windows, and a shingled front gable. The rough-dressed sandstone windowsills and lintels contrast with the home’s dark brick. The 1908 home’s hipped roof, pedimented entranceway, and relative simplicity reflect a more modern taste. James and Frances Boyd, who built this house, lived here until their deaths in 1946 and 1947, respectively. The Boyds took in middle-class boarders, who included at various times an accountant, a student, and a librarian. James’s brother and business partner, Gilbert, also shared their home. The Boyd brothers owned a large plumbing business and invested in real estate. Their projects included plumbing the Deaconess Hospital and constructing
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2019
2. Boyd House and Marker
the nearby Teton Apartments.
 
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° 30.555′ N, 111° 18.247′ W. Marker is in Great Falls, Montana, in Cascade County. Marker is on 2nd Street North near 3rd Avenue North, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 313 2nd Street 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. Northside Residential Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Terrill Apartments (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); McCulloh Residence (about 400 feet away); Anaconda Company Manager's House (about 500 feet away); 305 Third Avenue North (about 500 feet away); 315 Fourth Avenue North (about 600 feet away); Cascade County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Depot (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Falls.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2019
3. Boyd House and Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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