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

Arthur L. Johnson Residence

West Side Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
1. Arthur L. Johnson Residence Marker
Inscription.  Nestled among mature landscaping, this side gabled English-style cottage was home to the Johnson family from the 1940s to 1954. Arthur Louis Johnson came to Montana with his parents and siblings from Ohio during the homestead boom. The family settled on land in Yellowstone County where his father owned and operated an irrigated farm. Arthur married in 1929 and he and his wife Hildred moved to Kalispell. Fortune smiled on Arthur as he found steady employment at the height of the Great Depression as foreman for the Kalispell Water Department. His career with the water department spanned thirty-four years. By 1940, the Johnsons had two small children and built this comfortable home. They raised their son and daughter here as the surrounding neighborhoods began to fill in and the once-rural West Side became more urban. The home exemplifies the simplified English cottage style with characteristic clapboard cladding, a steeply-pitched roof, gabled entry, and contrasting shutters. Shade trees the city planted decades ago frame the street view presenting attractive and inviting curb appeal.
 
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Arthur L. Johnson Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2020
2. Arthur L. Johnson Residence and Marker
Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 48° 11.382′ N, 114° 18.903′ W. Marker is in Kalispell, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker can be reached from 3rd Avenue West near 8th Street West, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 825 3rd 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. Yanicke House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hegranes House (about 300 feet away); Ripke House (about 400 feet away); Tetrault House (about 500 feet away); Sundelius House (about 500 feet away); Pearce House (about 500 feet away); Metcalf House (about 600 feet away); Elmer Sonstelie Residence (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalispell.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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