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

Laux House

East Side Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
1. Laux House Marker
Inscription.  Kalispell stonemason and carpenter Louis Larson was the original owner and likely the builder of this attractive Queen Anne style residence. Constructed circa 1903, stylistic highlights include decorative shinglework, a pedimented porch entry, a canted corner, and multi-paned bay. Interior finishings such as built-in cupboards, shelves, bookcases, and spindled stairwork reveal Larson’s exceptional carpentry skills. He never lived in the home himself but rented out rooms. One of the early tenants was Miss Minnie Folsom, who gave harmony and piano lessons at her studio here in 1904 and 1905. According to the Kalispell Bee, Miss Folsom was a student of the New York Conservatory of Music, “a teacher of considerable experience,” and an “accomplished performer.” John Laux owned the property from 1910 to 1935. During his successful campaign for county commissioner in 1912, the local paper described his as “…a safe man to trust.” Laux’s wife, Katie, painted china as an occupation. Despite many later owners and occupants, the appearance and appeal of this turn-of-the-twentieth-century home remain intact.
 
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Laux House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
2. Laux House and Marker
Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This 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° 11.538′ N, 114° 18.504′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is on 2nd Avenue East near 7th Street East, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 704 2nd 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. Simpson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Iseminger/Graham House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ford Residence (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leslie-Dodge House (about 400 feet away); Stuart House (about 500 feet away); Dunsire House (about 500 feet away); McGovern/Karcher House (about 500 feet away); Bardon House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalispell.
 
Also see . . .  Laux House -- Flathead Beacon. The Laux House typifies many characteristics of Kalispell’s Queen Anne homes in form, style and narrative (Submitted on November 26, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Laux House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
3. Laux House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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