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

F.W. Cole House

East Side Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
1. F.W. Cole House Marker
Inscription.  An eclectic blend of periods and styles characterizes the historic streetscapes of Kalispell’s East Side. This home is a charming example of a mixed house form with Tudor style details, very fashionable during the 1920s and 1930s. Frank W. Cole drew the blueprints for the residence which he built for himself and his wife, Florence, in 1932. Tudor elements include stuccoed, half-timbered gables and a gabled entry with narrow windows. Inside, hardwood floors and five doorways with graceful Tudor arches lend the home a rich ambience. The distinctive interior doorways include a spacious arch separating the dining and living rooms; another, smaller scale arch in the bathroom defines the area above the bathtub. Frank and his father, Frank G. Cole, established Cole’s Machine Works in 1928 and operated the business together until 1960 when the elder Cole retired. They advertised as “the original manufacturers of barrel stoves and furnaces.” Frank and Florence Cole made their home here until 1975.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these
F.W. Cole House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
2. F.W. Cole House and Marker
topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 48° 11.688′ N, 114° 18.261′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is on 5th Avenue East near 5th Street East, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 505 5th 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. Phillips House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sliter House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spafford House (about 300 feet away); Ross House (about 300 feet away); Elliot House (about 300 feet away); William Swetland Residence (about 300 feet away); Agather House (about 300 feet away); McIntosh 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 17, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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Feb. 26, 2021