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

Simpson House

East Side Historic District

 
 
Simpson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
1. Simpson House Marker
Inscription.  Scottish immigrant John Simpson had this two-story home built in 1901 by contractor and lumberman Elmer Bader. Simpson and his wife Minnie lived here off and on with their seven children for many years. Herbert and Johanna Harmon owned and occupied this house between Simpson ownerships. The Harmons rented out a furnished south room in their “congenial private home,” advertising the new amenity of electric lights and an indoor bath. In 1907, the Simpsons returned to Kalispell from Spokane and John resumed his career with the Kalispell Mercantile Company. After Simpson’s death in 1915, his wife owned the residence until 1934. Walter and Clara Stearns purchased the property from the Simpson family in 1939 and continued to rent out a two-room private apartment for the next six years. A bay window and a gabled dormer adorn the south end of the house.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce
Simpson House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
2. Simpson House and Marker
Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 48° 11.523′ N, 114° 18.492′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is on 2nd Avenue East near 7th Street East. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 718 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. Laux House (within shouting distance of this marker); Iseminger/Graham House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leslie-Dodge House (about 400 feet away); Stuart House (about 400 feet away); Ford Residence (about 400 feet away); Ragsdale House (about 400 feet away); Kolle/Sherman House (about 500 feet away); Bardon House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalispell.
 
Also see . . .  Simpson House -- Flathead Beacon. The life of the Simpson House can be described as one of “constant change” or “same but different." (Submitted on November 26, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
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. submitted on November 26, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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Feb. 26, 2021