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Kalispell in Flathead County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Conrad Mansion

Historic Site Museum

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
1. Conrad Mansion Marker
Inscription.  The Mansion was built in 1895 as the home of Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Conrad. E.C. Conrad was a prominent Missouri River freighter, trader and pioneer during the Gold Rush and Indian Wars and later founded the city of Kalispell. The mansion has 23 rooms and was designed by Kirtland Cutter, foremost Spokane architect of the time. In 1975 it was donated to the City of Kalispell (by daughter Alicia Campbell and has been restored in all its Victorian elegance and opened to public tours. Directly across Woodland Avenue once stood the magnificent stables, removed in 1926. Only the stone wall remains.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceWars, US IndianWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 48° 11.836′ N, 114° 18.179′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is on Woodland Avenue near 3rd Street East, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Woodland Avenue, Kalispell MT 59901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. East Side Historic District (here, next to this marker); Morgan House
Conrad Mansion and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
2. Conrad Mansion and Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Driscoll House (about 400 feet away); Griffith/Conrad House (about 400 feet away); Conrad/Tobie House (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Conrad/Tobie House (about 500 feet away); Weberg House (about 600 feet away); Brintnall House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalispell.
 
Also see . . .
1. Conrad Mansion -- Mountain Mouse Land. The Conrad Mansion is the most beautifully preserved pre-1900 mansion in Montana - one of the most outstanding examples of luxurious living and period architecture in the Pacific Northwest. This exciting, historic Mansion has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on November 15, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. Charles E. Conrad - Find A Grave. At the age of 18, three years after the end of the Civil War, James and his 20 year old brother, William, left the ruins of the plantation to seek their fortune. They arrived in Fort Benton, Montana Territory, on a steam boat via the Missouri River, in 1868. Fort Benton
Conrad Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
3. Conrad Mansion
was then a fledgling, undeveloped shipping destination for goods and services brought up the Missouri River.
(Submitted on November 15, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Conrad Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
4. Conrad Mansion
Conrad Mansion, back image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
5. Conrad Mansion, back
Charles E. Conrad image. Click for full size.
By Flathead Beacon, October 1, 2015
6. Charles E. Conrad
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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