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

520 Fourth Avenue East

East Side Historic District

 
 
520 Fourth Avenue East Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
1. 520 Fourth Avenue East Marker
Inscription.  Slightly arched windows, prominent eave returns, a canted front bay, and decorative shingles reflect the care builders took constructing this one-story home. Retired merchant Jacob Bottorf and his wife Emily resided here from the residence's construction, circa 1900, until 1907. Likely they moved to Kalispell to be near their son, Dr. Morris Bottorf, a prominent local physician and early automobile enthusiast. Bertha and Henry Petterson purchased the brick home in 1908, and after Bertha died, Henry raised two children here, remaining in residence until 1928. A cobbler and then a representative for the Eagle Shoe Company, Henry emigrated from Norway in 1885. Henry was part of a mass exodus; only Ireland lost a larger percentage of its population to the New World than Norway. The Pettersons converted what was originally a small alley residence into a garage and possibly re- sided the home with stucco. Evelyn Iverson purchased the house in 1929. She and her husband Oscar, a meat cutter at Sykes Market, lived here only a year before turning the residence into a rental property.
 
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520 Fourth Avenue East House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
2. 520 Fourth Avenue East House and Marker
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRoads & VehiclesScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 48° 11.66′ N, 114° 18.363′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is on 4th Avenue East near 6th Street East, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 520 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. McIntosh 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); Peterson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Catholic Parish/Bjorneby House (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles and Carrie March Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Madison S. Love Residence (about 300 feet away); Gilbert Gilbertson 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 19, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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