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

Goshorn House

East Side Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
1. Goshorn House Marker
Inscription.  The owner and publisher of the Inter Lake, a weekly newspaper serving the Flathead Valley, was the original owner of this prominent corner residence. Robert M. Goshorn, his wife Alice, and their two children moved into the new home in 1900. In 1907, their son Joseph, a Stanford University student, drowned along with two other Kalispell youths in a canoeing accident near Seattle. Robert and Alice Goshorn determined to stay busy, converting their weekly publication to a daily newspaper. They sold the business in 1912, but it remains today the Daily Inter Lake. Goshorn subsequently served as receiver (under the Taft administration) and as register (under the Harding administration) of the U.S. Land Office at Kalispell. The couple also maintained a ranch and fruit orchard on Flathead Lake. Their vintage Kalispell home features bay windows, diamond-shaped window panes, two porches, decorative shinglework, and partial shingle cladding, hallmarks of both the Queen Anne and Shingle styles. A smorgasbord of surface textures—clapboard, rough-cut stone, and shingles—beautifully expresses Victorian-era taste. Inside, a handsome staircase showcases
Goshorn House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
2. Goshorn House and Marker
highly skilled carpentry.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureCommunications. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 48° 11.685′ N, 114° 18.358′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Avenue East and 5th Street East, on the left when traveling south on 4th Avenue East. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 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. 504 Fourth Avenue East (a few steps from this marker); McIntosh House (a few steps from this marker); Catholic Parish/Bjorneby House (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles and Carrie March Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); 520 Fourth Avenue East (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren A. Conrad/Noffsinger Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peterson House (about 400 feet away); F.W. Cole House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalispell.
 
Also see . . .  Goshorn House -- Flathead Beacon. This home was newly built
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in 1900 and owned by Robert M. Goshorn, publisher and editor of the Daily Inter Lake. Goshorn lived here with his wife Alice, a reporter for the paper, and their children, Joseph and Mildred. Notably, Mildred was in the first class to complete the four-year course at The Flathead County High School.
(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 47 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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