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

Conrad/Tobie House

East Side Historic District

 
 
Conrad/Tobie House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
1. Conrad/Tobie House Marker
Inscription.  Newlyweds Kokoa Baldwin, daughter of Kalispell attorney Marcus Baldwin, and Charles D. Conrad, son of the wealthy Charles E. Conrad, built and settled in this three-story wood-frame home in 1907. The comfortable front- gabled residence with its combination shingle and clapboard siding, wrap-around porch, and square columns was reportedly architect designed. Tradition has it that the porch was built in Spokane and brought here in 1907. After the Conrads divorced in 1915, Alba and Frances Jurgens Tobie purchased the home. Alba Tobie was president of the Conrad Bank and Mrs. Tobie, a graduate of the Chicago Art Institute, was an artist of some renown. She filled the home with her work. The vivacious Mrs. Tobie combined art with a busy career that included women's page editor for the Kalispell Bee, proprietor of the Kalispell Gardens, and many professional affiliations. In 1945, Chet and Jewell Chrisinger bought the property. Chet grew up in the neighborhood and as children, he and the Conrads' son, William, played together in the Conrad Mansion. The Chrisingers and their four children carefully maintained the historic home for over fifty
Conrad/Tobie House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
2. Conrad/Tobie House and Marker
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Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 48° 11.751′ N, 114° 18.211′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is on 6th Avenue East near 5th Street East, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 428 6th Avenue East, 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. A different marker also named Conrad/Tobie House (here, next to this marker); McKeown/Braunberger House (within shouting distance of this marker); Griffith/Conrad House (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan House (within shouting distance of this marker); Spafford House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Swetland Residence (about 300 feet away); Elliot House (about 300 feet away); Phillips House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalispell.
 
 
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 36 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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