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

Anderson House

East Side Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
1. Anderson House Marker
Inscription.  Flathead County High School principal Gilbert Ketcham was the first owner of this Craftsman style home built in 1908. As principal from 1902 to 1911, Ketcham was a well-rounded educator who loved being in the classroom. He was called upon to teach “history, German and anything else that was lacking an instructor.” The next occupant was Lloyd Shulkin who shared the home at various times with his four brothers. The Shulkins were in business together, operating regional men’s clothing stores that catered to loggers. Longtime owner Adolph Anderson, a native of Norway, purchased the property in 1918. Anderson had a varied career in Kalispell as realtor, Continental Oil Company district manager, and later owner of two local service stations. From 1944 to 1955, he and his sons operated the Hotel Kalispell. After Anderson’s death in 1967, the home remained in the family until 1980. Characteristic Craftsman style elements including bracketed eaves, exposed rafters, and gabled dormers add to the architectural layering and pleasant diversity of the neighborhood.
 
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Anderson House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
2. Anderson House and Marker
The marker is below the flag.
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 48° 11.777′ N, 114° 18.294′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue East and 4th Street East, on the left when traveling south on 5th Avenue East. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 345 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. Weberg House (a few steps from this marker); Foot/Templeton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Brintnall House (within shouting distance of this marker); Donovan House (within shouting distance of this marker); William Swetland Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Phillips House (about 400 feet away); Conrad/Tobie House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalispell.
 
Also see . . .  Anderson House -- Flathead Beacon. Steamers that plied the waters of Flathead Lake were towing timber and hay. And houses sprung up throughout Kalispell’s burgeoning neighborhoods –
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including the one built on the corner lot at 345 Fifth Ave. East.
(Submitted on November 17, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
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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