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

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

Greenhood Residence

University Area Historic District

Greenhood Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2019
1. Greenhood Residence Marker
Inscription.  Changing architectural tastes are central to the story of this elegant home, built for Henry and Leah Greenhood. A successful liquor wholesaler and real estate developer, Henry was one of Missoula’s early Jewish residents, arriving here by 1904. He married Leah in 1908, and the following year they hired Missoula’s best-known architect, A. J. Gibson, to design a home in the prestigious Hammond Addition. Gibson responded with plans for a grand two-story residence with ornate classical details, including balusters on the porch roof, classical columns on the front porch, and dentils beneath the porch cornice. The home was built soon thereafter. Trends in architectural fashion quickly made the house seem outdated, so in 1914 the Greenhoods hired Gibson’s successor, Ole Bakke, to update the look. Bakke replaced the classical flat porch roof with a Craftsman style hipped roof and the classical porch supports with tapered Craftsman style piers. Leah had only a few years to enjoy the renovation. In 1920 she died of typhoid at age thirty-six, survived by her husband and two children, ages nine and four.
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Greenhood Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2019
2. Greenhood Residence and Marker
The marker is on the porch.
Montana National Register Sign Program.
Location. 46° 51.593′ N, 113° 59.795′ W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in Missoula County. Marker is on University Avenue near Gerald Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 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. 140 University Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); John M. Keith House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles C. Brothers Residence (about 600 feet away); John R. Toole House (about 700 feet away); 315 Daly (approx. 0.2 miles away); 415 Connell Avenue (approx. ¼ mile away); Frank A. Roberts Home (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 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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