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

Sawyer House

East Side Historic District

 
 
Sawyer House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
1. Sawyer House Marker
Inscription.  Harriet and Hugh Sawyer built this Queen Anne style home before 1903 as a rental property. The scrollwork and fish-scale shingles ornamenting the gable end, leaded glass, and a bay window reflect the style’s popularity. The front-gable residence originally had a one-story rear wing. The homeowners enlarged it after 1955 by adding a second story. Early residents included deputy county clerk and recorder Charles Morrill and his wife Geraldine, high school teacher Samuel Brown, and widow Kate Bull and her seven children. Grain thresher Martin Knutson and his wife Ella and their five children lived here in 1920. The Browns, who lived here in 1922, had four children and the Kings, who lived here in 1938, had five. Large families were the norm. When part owner of the Daily Inter Lake newspaper Arthur Sward and his wife Blanche purchased the residence in 1930, the home was assessed for $2,600. Neighborhood children had picnics and played on the vacant lot across the street until 1929, when the county built Cornelius Hedges Elementary School. The Sawyer House has always been a home brimming with children.
 
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Sawyer House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
2. Sawyer House and Marker
Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCommunicationsGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 48° 11.482′ N, 114° 18.297′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is on 4th Avenue East near 9th Street East, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 828 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. King House (a few steps from this marker); Cornelius Hedges School (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Good Residence (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kolle/Sherman House (about 400 feet away); Fry House (about 400 feet away); Stuart House (about 400 feet away); Ragsdale House (about 600 feet away); Alward House (about 600 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 24, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 24, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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