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425 Connell

University Area Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2019
1. 425 Connell Marker
Inscription.  Insurance agent George F. Gould and his wife, Susie, purchased this lot from the South Missoula Land Company in 1913. The deed stipulated that a dwelling worth at least $3,000 be constructed on the premises within fifteen years. The Goulds, however, settled in Bozeman and sold the lot in 1921 to Will H. Clark, assistant cashier of the Western Montana National Bank. Clark promptly built this residence in accordance with the building clause. Subsequent owners were Clara and Eldon Myrick, Lolo National Forest supervisor, and later Bernice and Henry Viche, regional air officer with the U.S. Forest Service. A classic Craftsman bungalow, design elements include tapered columns, wide eaves, exposed rafter ends, and charming three-over-one “Chicago style” windows. The Craftsman style promoted family living through quality, affordable housing, and economy of space, beautifully expressed in this home’s interior. Built-in bookcases and a storage bench of rich finished oak flank a brick fireplace in the living room. Built-in chests divide the living and dining rooms, and a built-in dining room bench provides extra seating. Original light fixtures
425 Connell Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2019
2. 425 Connell Residence and Marker
and crown molding add to the 1920s ambiance.
 
Erected by Montana National Register Sign Program.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program marker series.
 
Location. 46° 51.715′ N, 113° 59.495′ W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in Missoula County. Marker is on Connell Avenue near Helen Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 424 Connell Avenue, Reno NV 89501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 415 Connell Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 439 Connell Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank A. Roberts Home (within shouting distance of this marker); John J. Lucy Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 315 Daly (about 600 feet away); 521 University Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles C. Brothers Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corbin Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Missoula.
 
Also see . . .  What Is Craftsman Style? -- Hunker. You can tell if a house is a craftsman or not from the very first glance. Typically built from stone, brick, and real wood, craftsman style houses are most well-known for their low-pitched overhanging
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roofs and column-heavy front porches. Other architectural elements like exposed wood beams, dormers, and a front porch gable are all distinct elements unique to craftsman style houses. These homes, which are also commonly referred to as bungalows, are all about the details.
(Submitted on January 7, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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