“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Adams House

East Side Historic District

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By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
1. Adams House Marker
Inscription.  Perfect symmetry and mature landscaping make this Colonial Revival style home, built by widow Eliza Elliott circa 1910, quietly inviting. The home initially served as an investment, where retail merchant Peter Iverson and his family were the first tenants. Watchmaker Frank Sheets, the Reverend Alexander Pringle of the Evangelist Presbyterian Church, and newspaper reporter William Greene were residents at different times during the 1910s. These early occupants well reflect the East Side’s diverse mixture of neighbors. Jess Adams of the city fire department purchased the home in 1923. Adams and his wife, Ila, raised two of their own children and four others here. Upon Jess’s retirement as fire chief in 1944, the couple moved to a farm west of town. The home appears today much as it did in 1910. An open porch spanning the front, central dormers, and evenly spaced windows reflect the Colonial Revival style, but wide bracketed eaves and exposed rafter tails are inspired by the Craftsman style.
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
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Adams House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
2. Adams House and Marker
ArchitectureChurches & ReligionCommunications. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
Location. 48° 11.307′ N, 114° 18.511′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue East and 11th Street East, on the right when traveling south on 1st Avenue East. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1044 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. J.E. Rockwood House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alward House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ragsdale House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bardon House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fry House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Leslie-Dodge House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Good Residence (approx. ¼ mile away); Ford Residence (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalispell.
Also see . . .  Adams House -- Flathead Beacon. The house on the corner at First Avenue East and Eleventh Street East in Kalispell is a fine example of a local-vernacular, Colonial-Revival/Craftsman-style home. But
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it’s also an example of an historic house with well-kept architecture – and a way of life.
(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 34 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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