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

Ross House

East Side Historic District

 
 
Ross House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
1. Ross House Marker
Inscription.  This two-story residence began as a one-story shotgun style house built in 1897 by furniture dealer Samuel Clark. In 1900, the Clarks added the south wing and second floor. William “Dusty” Rhoades, later city attorney and state legislator, acquired the home in 1905. David and Anna Ross next owned the home from 1907 to 1936. Ross was an attorney and president of the Kalispell Title Guarantee and Abstract Company. Between 1910 and 1927, the Rosses greatly enlarged the south wing. World War I veteran and prominent Kalispell surgeon Dr. Fayette Ross lived with the Rosses in the late 1920s. The porch was screened in and the entrance was on the north when Roy and Norma Waller were tenants in the 1930s. Norma was the daughter of noted Montana author Frank B. Linderman. The residence today, much changed from the original small dwelling, mirrors the evolution and maturation of the neighborhood.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce
Ross House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
2. Ross House and Marker
The marker is on the porch.
Science & MedicineWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 48° 11.698′ N, 114° 18.189′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is on 6th Avenue East near 5th Street East, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 520 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. Sliter House (here, next to this marker); Elliot House (a few steps from this marker); Spafford House (a few steps from this marker); McKeown/Braunberger House (within shouting distance of this marker); F.W. Cole House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Conrad/Tobie House (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Conrad/Tobie House (about 300 feet away); Phillips House (about 400 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 16, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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