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

Henry Good Residence

East Side Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
1. Henry Good Residence Marker
Inscription.  Henry and Lena Nollar were the first owners of this Colonial Revival style home built circa 1925. A side-gabled clipped roof, centered portico supported by Tuscan columns, and arched entry handsomely define the style. Henry Good, whose first wife died of influenza in the 1918 epidemic, purchased the property with his second wife, Alice, in October of 1926. One of northwestern Montana’s major logging contractors, Good also ran a farm north of Kalispell that was considered an area showcase. This home served as their “in town” residence. The Goods lived here periodically, renting the home in their absence, until Henry’s death in 1944. Alice Good was a gifted musician and artist who taught in the Kalispell public schools before her marriage to Henry in 1920. According to her obituary in 1953, “Even before she could talk, she sang….” The interior of this exceptional 1920s home features “beautifully figured” gumwood doors and woodwork. The second floor reflects architect Fred Brinkman’s mid-1930s remodeling.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This
Henry Good Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
2. Henry Good Residence and Marker
historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 48° 11.48′ N, 114° 18.386′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Avenue East and 9th Street East, on the left when traveling south on 3rd Avenue East. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 820 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. Kolle/Sherman House (a few steps from this marker); Stuart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ragsdale House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fry House (about 300 feet away); Alward House (about 300 feet away); Sawyer House (about 400 feet away); King House (about 400 feet away); Cornelius Hedges School (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalispell.
 
Also see . . .  Henry Good Residence -- Flathead Beacon. The landmark at 820 Third
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Ave. E. in Kalispell provides a good reminder about “what’s good for the home, is good for the heart” (and vice versa). It’s one of those fun, almost personified homes that always seems to welcome you with a smile.
(Submitted on November 25, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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