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

Warren A. Conrad/Noffsinger Residence

East Side Historic District

 
 
Warren A. Conrad/Noffsinger Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
1. Warren A. Conrad/Noffsinger Residence Marker
Inscription.  Described by the Flathead Herald-Journal as “an elegant mansion” in the “colonial style,” this residence’s overall symmetry and small gabled front dormers are typically Colonial Revival. However, the two-story turret, elaborate stained glass windows, and wraparound porch (reconstructed from photographs in 2003) reflect the popular Queen Anne style. Such architectural combinations were common around the turn of the century. Rancher and businessman J. L. Cox planned and supervised construction of the two-story brick home in 1894, but he and his wife lived here only briefly. In 1896, Warren Ashby Conrad purchased the residence for his bride, Caroline, whom he met when a nationwide railroad strike stranded her in Kalispell. Ashby—younger brother of Charles and William Conrad—was an officer of the Conrad National Bank. After Ashby’s death in 1922, Caroline rented the home to tenants, including Lelia Brown, who used it as a base from which to explore Glacier. In 1929, George Noffsinger, manager of the Glacier National Park Saddle Horse Company, purchased the residence, where members of the Noffsinger family continued
Warren A. Conrad/Noffsinger Residence image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
2. Warren A. Conrad/Noffsinger Residence
to live until 1944.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 48° 11.734′ N, 114° 18.39′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is on 4th Avenue East near 4th Street East, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 406 4th 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. George Drew Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles and Carrie March Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Catholic Parish/Bjorneby House (within shouting distance of this marker); 504 Fourth Avenue East (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goshorn House (about 300 feet away); Baldwin House (about 400 feet away); Conlon House (about 400 feet away); McIntosh House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalispell.
 
Also see . . .  Warren A. Conrad/Noffsinger Residence -- Flathead Beacon. The name “Conrad” bears recognition
Warren A. Conrad/Noffsinger Residence image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
3. Warren A. Conrad/Noffsinger Residence
in the Flathead Valley. Along with the Conrad Mansion, Conrad Cemetery and Conrad Drive, the house at 404 Fourth Ave. E. in Kalispell is also part of the family’s legacy.
(Submitted on November 18, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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