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

Madison S. Love Residence

East Side Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
1. Madison S. Love Residence Marker
Inscription.  An architectural oddity in the West, the Shingle style was more common in upscale, eastern coastal communities. In this example, unusual for Montana, the characteristic gambrel roof conceals the residence’s second story. A Palladian front window punctuates the upper level. Plain in decorative detailing, this architectural design attempts to unify the irregular outline of the house with wood shingle cladding, giving the effect of a complex shape enclosed within a smooth surface. Madison and Alice Love moved into their unique dwelling in 1909, ten years after arriving in Kalispell. Madison was a plumber at McIntosh Hardware Company and Alice was an artist who painted china. The Loves shared their home with boarders, especially teachers. After 1936, they moved to the clapboard dwelling at the rear of the property, renting out their home to various tenants. During the late 1930s the residence was often referred to as the Love Apartments. Madison and Alice died within seven months of one another in 1940.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
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Madison S. Love Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2020
2. Madison S. Love Residence and Marker
lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 48° 11.639′ N, 114° 18.428′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is on 3rd Avenue East near 6th Street East, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 535 3rd 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. Houston/Parker House (within shouting distance of this marker); 520 Fourth Avenue East (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peterson House (about 300 feet away); 504 Fourth Avenue East (about 300 feet away); Baldwin House (about 400 feet away); Dunsire House (about 400 feet away); McIntosh House (about 400 feet away); Goshorn House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalispell.
 
Also see . . .  Madison S. Love Residence -- Flathead Beacon. At first blush, writing a story about the “Love Residence” around Valentine’s Day may seem “canned” and “cliché.”
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But (as you may have guessed), there is a bit more to the story – and this house – than meets the eye.
(Submitted on November 20, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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