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

Charles and Carrie March Residence

East Side Historic District

 
 
Charles and Carrie March Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
1. Charles and Carrie March Residence Marker
Inscription.  District court judge David Smith and his wife Hattie lived in a small wooden home here in 1900. That original house was demolished by 1910 and replaced about ten years later with this stylish cottage. Designed following an H-shaped plan, the one-and-one-half-story home has paired Tuscan columns supporting an elegantly curved front portico. Other Colonial Revival style details include the front door sidelights and dentils below the entryway. The most notable feature of the home is the complex roof with clipped gable ends (called jerkin heads), which softens and adds interest to the home’s design. By 1922, Charles and Carrie March owned the residence. The President of Empire Lumber Company, Charles died unexpectedly, at age fifty-two, in 1932. His obituary lauded him as a civic-minded businessman, a lifelong Mason, the first president of the Kalispell Rotary Club, and an active member of the Chamber of Commerce. Later owners included Dr. Bruce Allison. Before returning to the Flathead Valley in 1950, Allison was among the doctors who treated baseball legend Babe Ruth. During his long practice he delivered nearly 3,000 babies in Flathead County.
Charles and Carrie March Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
2. Charles and Carrie March Residence and Marker

 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceScience & MedicineSports. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 48° 11.704′ N, 114° 18.377′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Avenue East and 5th Street East, on the right when traveling south on 4th Avenue East. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 442 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. Catholic Parish/Bjorneby House (within shouting distance of this marker); 504 Fourth Avenue East (within shouting distance of this marker); Goshorn House (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren A. Conrad/Noffsinger Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); McIntosh House (within shouting distance of this marker); 520 Fourth Avenue East (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Drew Residence (about 400 feet away); Baldwin 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 18, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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