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

Leslie-Dodge House

East Side Historic District

 
 
Leslie-Dodge House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
1. Leslie-Dodge House Marker
Inscription.  This side-gabled vernacular style residence was built for English-born veterinarian Charles F. Leslie in 1908. Dr. Leslie, a graduate of Ontario Veterinary College in Toronto, came to Kalispell in 1906 when horses still provided most transportation needs. He served as veterinary surgeon for several local liveries and was later appointed deputy state veterinarian. The property was purchased in 1925 by Flathead County medical officer Dr. Albert Dodge, who owned the home until 1943. Dr. Dodge served as county medical officer for 25 years and at his death at age 91 in 1959, he was the oldest practicing physician in Montana. Narrow clapboard siding mixed with shingled gable ends, full-width porch, Tuscan columns, and leaded glass are classic Queen Anne style elements of the Victorian era that carried over into the twentieth century. The original interior includes a French door separating the living and dining rooms and oak stairwork with engraved newel posts.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals
Leslie-Dodge House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
2. Leslie-Dodge House and Marker
Marker sitting on the porch
ArchitectureScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 48° 11.484′ N, 114° 18.564′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue East and 8th Street East on 1st Avenue East. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 745 1st 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. Ford Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Bardon House (within shouting distance of this marker); J.E. Rockwood House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Simpson House (about 400 feet away); Laux House (about 400 feet away); Ragsdale House (about 500 feet away); Alward House (about 500 feet away); Iseminger/Graham House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalispell.
 
Something other than a little library. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
3. Something other than a little library.
 
 
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 31 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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