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

Reid Residence

Reid Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
1. Reid Residence Marker
Inscription.  William and Eliza Reid built this elegant home around 1890. Primarily used as a rental, the house began as a much simpler ell-shaped residence. Widow Jennie Thompson, who rented the home in 1900, lived here with her three grown children, one of whom worked as a photographer. A remodel between 1902 and 1912 added hallmark Queen Anne features, including a full length porch with a spindle work frieze and delicately turned porch supports, and east bay window, and a square tower, which housed the newly plumbed indoor bathroom. It also expanded the rear addition. Even as the Reids converted their vernacular home into a fashionable Queen Anne, mainstream taste had already begun to turn away from the style. The Reids, who lived here between 1910 and 1913, shared their home with their twenty-five-year-old son, fourteen-year-old nephew, and two roomers. A "tinner," William managed the tin and sheet iron department of Missoula Mercantile between 1887 and 1910, when he opened his own shop. In 1920, the Reids sold the property, which changed hands several times before printer Fred Zeh purchased it in 1924. Zeh, who worked for the Missoulian for forty-six
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years, served fourteen years as president of the Missoula Typographical Union No. 277 and one term in the state legislature. He and his wife, Mable, had five children. Their three daughters worked in Germany as civilian employees of the occupying forces after World War II. After their father's death in 1948, two of the daughters moved back home. They continued to live here until 1984.
Erected by Montana National Register Sign Program.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
Location. 46° 52.144′ N, 113° 59.295′ W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in Missoula County. Marker is on East Front Street near Parsons Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 526 East Front Street, 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. Draper Residence (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Steiger Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rattlesnake Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newton Residence and Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis L. Worden Residence (approx. 0.2
Reid Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
2. Reid Residence and Marker
miles away); Missoula Mercantile Warehouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Labor Temple (approx. ¼ mile away); Joseph Dixon Residence (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Missoula.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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