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

J.E. Rockwood House

East Side Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
1. J.E, Rockwood House Marker
Inscription.  Joseph E. Rockwood moved to Kalispell from Missouri in 1901 to begin a long and successful career as a lawyer. He entered into practice with longtime friend F. Joe Rice. And, beginning in 1934, served two terms as judge of the 11th Judicial District. Before retiring in 1942, Rockwood served two terms in the Montana House of Representatives, was a member of the Odd Fellows, and the Kalispell Saddle Club. Rockwood married Minnie Saeger in 1897 and they had two children, Georgia and Forrest. An avid horseman and lawyer, Forrest worked to enlarge the Bob Marshall Wilderness area for horseback riding. Built between 1922 and 1925 for the Rockwoods by Kalispell contractor F. C. Mercord, this Craftsman-style home features a full-width front porch with Tuscan columns, exposed rafter tails, Craftsman style windows, and large gabled front dormers. The interior of the home retains its original Craftsman splendor, showcasing built-in bookcases, a built-in china hutch, and birch hardwood floors. The Rockwoods’ horse barn still stands on the alley.
 
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J.E, Rockwood House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
2. J.E, Rockwood House and Marker
Marker is to the right of the stairs
marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 48° 11.437′ N, 114° 18.546′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker can be reached from 1st Avenue East near 9th Street East, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 835 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. Bardon House (within shouting distance of this marker); Leslie-Dodge House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ford Residence (about 400 feet away); Alward House (about 400 feet away); Ragsdale House (about 400 feet away); Simpson House (about 600 feet away); Laux House (about 600 feet away); Henry Good Residence (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalispell.
 
Also see . . .  J.E Rockwood House -- Flathead Beacon.
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(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 35 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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