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

Charles C. Brothers Residence

University Area Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2019
1. Charles C. Brothers Residence Marker
Inscription.  Two wings at right angles with a two-story section at the juncture form a very unusual floor plan in this unique eclectic residence, built circa 1927 for Charles and Ida Brothers. Inspired by the Prairie style, characteristic architectural elements include wide overhanging eaves, the low-hipped roof on the central section, a wide flat chimney, and bands of tall windows along the wings. Galvanized metal tiles that snap together to resemble ceramic tiles are reminiscent of the Mission style. Such Spanish-influenced details frequently accompany the Prairie style. A brick arch and arched French doors at the entry lend an oriental flare. The southwestern corner sports a gargoyle that originally functioned as a fountain. Inside, handsome quarter-sawn oak floors, a sideboard with dust proof drawers flanked by two curved china closets, and other built-in furniture add warm period ambience. Brothers, originally from San Francisco, was attorney for the Northern Region of the US Forest Service headquartered in Missoula and, later, regional law officer for the US Department of Agriculture. The couple was at home here in Missoula until 1949.
 
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Charles C. Brothers Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2019
2. Charles C. Brothers Residence and Marker
The marker is to the right of the entry.
Montana National Register Sign Program.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program marker series.
 
Location. 46° 51.615′ N, 113° 59.662′ W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in Missoula County. Marker is at the intersection of University Avenue and Ronald Avenue on University Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 240 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. John M. Keith House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 315 Daly (about 300 feet away); 140 University Avenue (about 400 feet away); Greenhood Residence (about 600 feet away); John R. Toole House (about 700 feet away); 415 Connell Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frank A. Roberts Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); 425 Connell (approx. 0.2 miles 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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