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

Jones House

West Side Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
1. Jones House Marker
Inscription.  Built by William F. Eckelberry around 1903, this four-square residence features a full basement, a front gabled dormer, a full-width front porch, and a leaded-glass bay window in the dining room. Remodeling efforts in 1910 reduced the recessed porch on the south side. Ornate wood moldings, original hardware in the Eastlake pattern, hardwood floors, and a claw foot tub complement the interior of this well refurbished home. Eckelberry, a postal clerk, lived here until 1909 when he sold the home to Ora and Minnie Jones. First a teller and then a cashier at the First National Bank of Kalispell, Jones rose in prominence and relocated his family in 1918 as a result. Lillian Wooster purchased the dwelling in 1923 and immediately had the rear wing added to her new home. During remodeling efforts in the late 1990s, the original fish-scale shingles were uncovered in the front dormer. Despite many different owners and tenants occupying the residence over the years, the house retains its historic integrity.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
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Jones House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
2. Jones House and Marker
lists: ArchitectureCommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program, and the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series lists.
 
Location. 48° 11.473′ N, 114° 18.766′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is on 1st Avenue West near 8th Street West, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 724 1st Avenue West, 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. Rostad House (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearce House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ripke House (about 400 feet away); Pierce Residence (about 400 feet away); Elmer Sonstelie Residence (about 500 feet away); 610 1st Avenue West (about 500 feet away); McAllester House (about 500 feet away); Metcalf House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalispell.
 
Also see . . .  Jones House -- Flathead Beacon. The house at 724 First Ave. W. is a noteworthy example of a Queen-Anne
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Foursquare – one with much of its original form, style and way-of-life intact. It’s also a good example of how things are sometimes preserved more by chance than choice.
(Submitted on November 27, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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