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

613 North Third Street West

Northside Missoula Railroad Historic District

 
 
613 North Third Street West Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
1. 613 North Third Street West Marker
Inscription.  Born of the 1883 arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad, the Northside grew with the railroad’s early twentieth- century expansion. Simple housing predominated in the working-class neighborhood, which contained few brick homes. This circa 1904 house, along with its neighbors, was an exception, probably because all three were built by A. C. Hollenbeck, Missoula’s leading brick manufacturer. Architectural detailing— pedimented gables, fluted porch columns, arched entries and window openings, and fish-mouth projections over gable windows—lent further distinction. This was, nonetheless, worker housing. Norma and Addison Darrow bought the property in 1911, when Addison worked for the railroad. At the time, it also contained a small two-story alley house, presumably a rental, a common feature on the working-class Northside. The Darrows and their four children owned the property for almost fifty years. At one time, both Addison and Norma worked for the Northern Pacific, as did at least one of their sons. Addison and sons also sometimes worked at the Anaconda Company’s Bonner mill, and the family occasionally lived near the mill and rented
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their Northside house.
 
Erected by Montana National Register Sign Program.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 52.845′ N, 113° 59.783′ W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in Missoula County. Marker is on North Third Street West near Wolf Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 613 North Third Street West, Missoula MT 59802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McIntosh House (within shouting distance of this marker); 906 Worden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1028 Wolf Street (about 300 feet away); Taxidermist Shop and Warwick Apartments (about 400 feet away); Northside Missoula Railroad Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); 426 North First Street West (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lindsay Commission Company Warehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Keim Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Missoula.
 
613 North Third Street West House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
2. 613 North Third Street West House and Marker
The marker is on the porch.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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