“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)

Joseph Dixon Residence

This Property Contributes to the East Pine Street Historic District

Joseph Dixon Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
1. Joseph Dixon Residence Marker
Inscription.  Missoula architect A. J. Gibson designed this grand Neo-classical style landmark for progressive politician Joseph Dixon. Dixon married Caroline Worden, daughter of Missoula founder Frank Worden, in 1896 and the couple made their home here. Dixon rose from Missoula County attorney (1893-1895) and Theodore Roosevelt’s campaign manager (1912) to Governor of Montana (1921-1925) and Assistant Secretary of the Interior (1929- 1933). The home, originally a one-story house, was remodeled between 1912 and 1921. A Palladian window and classical details including dentils, modillions, and an ornamental frieze embellish the façade. The monumental portico, richly ornamented with full-height Corinthian columns, shares similarities with the Neo-classical style Missoula County Courthouse, also designed by Gibson. In 1915, Dixon petitioned the city to create the East Pine Street divided boulevard, thus leaving an indelible mark on the neighborhood. The Knights of Columbus purchased the home for use as a hall in 1946. The Chalice of Repose Project, St. Patrick Hospital, and McCue Construction, in partnership with the Knights of Columbus, began cooperative rehabilitation
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of the building in 1999.
Erected by Montana National Register Sign Program.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt, and the Montana National Register Sign Program series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
Location. 46° 52.339′ N, 113° 59.392′ W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in Missoula County. Marker is on East Pine Street near Washington Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 East Pine 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. Francis L. Worden Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Steiger Apartments (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Building & United States Post Office (about 600 feet away); Draper Residence (about 700 feet away); Missoula Laundry Company (about 700 feet away); Labor Temple (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dixon-Duncan Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Atlantic Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Missoula.
Joseph Dixon Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
2. Joseph Dixon Residence and Marker
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
Joseph Dixon Residence image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
3. Joseph Dixon Residence
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Nov. 29, 2023