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

Prescott House

 
 
Prescott House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2019
1. Prescott House Marker
Inscription.  Prominent state legislator and county commissioner Charles R. Prescott homesteaded here in 1891, planting a vast orchard of plum, cherry, pear, and apple trees. In 1898, Prescott replaced his original log dwelling with this beautiful Queen Anne style residence. The home was patterned after the childhood home of Prescott’s wife Julia, a schoolteacher, who had come to Montana from Pennsylvania in 1880. Today the Prescott homestead is one of the few remaining links to the agricultural foundations of Missoula. The property was owned by the family until 1955 when the University of Montana purchased the Prescott acreage. Son Clarence Prescott, Jr., was then granted life tenancy of the house and one acre.
 
Erected by Montana National Register Sign Program.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program marker series.
 
Location. 46° 51.688′ N, 113° 58.866′ W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in Missoula County. Marker is on Campus Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 Campus Drive, Missoula MT 59812, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Prescott House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2019
2. Prescott House and Marker
The marker is on the porch to the right of the entrance.
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Prescott House (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Heating Plant (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Natural Science Building (about 700 feet away); First Architect (approx. 0.2 miles away); University Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); University Library 1908-1923 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rankin Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of Montana World War (I) Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Missoula.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the University of Montana campus. See https://www.campus-maps.com/umt/ for an interactive campus map.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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