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Missoula in Missoula County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

140 University Avenue

University Area Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2019
1. 140 University Avenue Marker
Inscription.  Advertised as “The Choice Residence Section of Missoula,” the Hammond Addition attracted successful businessmen like David J. Haviland, who could afford the exclusivity the neighborhood offered. Lots in the Hammond Addition cost $500, as compared to $125 in nearby subdivisions, and homebuilders were required to erect houses that cost at least $3,000 to build. As this Colonial Revival residence demonstrates, however, expensive did not necessarily mean ornate. Fashion in the teens dictated the clean lines of homes “intended for comfort and service rather than show.” The elegant six-bedroom home, built by Haviland in 1912, personifies this trend. Its full-length front porch supported by classical columns, centered front gable covered with fishscale shingles, and multiple dormers create a welcoming, well-balanced façade. In 1920, it made a more than serviceable residence for attorney and state senator John Campbell, and his wife, Mary, who lived here until their deaths in the 1940s. In later years it was used as a fraternity house before becoming, once again, a single-family home in 1995.
 
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140 University Avenue Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2019
2. 140 University Avenue Residence and Marker
The marker is on the porch.
Montana National Register Sign Program.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program marker series.
 
Location. 46° 51.616′ N, 113° 59.768′ W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in Missoula County. Marker is at the intersection of University Avenue and Gerald Avenue, on the right when traveling west on University Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 University Avenue, Missoula MT 59801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greenhood Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); John M. Keith House (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles C. Brothers Residence (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John R. Toole House (about 500 feet away); 315 Daly (about 700 feet away); Frank A. Roberts Home (approx. ¼ mile away); 415 Connell Avenue (approx. ¼ mile away); 425 Connell (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Missoula.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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