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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Helena in Lewis and Clark County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)

Palmquist Residence

Helena Historic District

Palmquist Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 15, 2021
1. Palmquist Residence Marker
Inscription.  Attention to detail distinguishes this one-story brick residence, designed in 1934 by Helena architect E. B. Benson. Benson’s plan incorporates many Tudor revival style elements: an asymmetrical facade, sloping roofline, prominent chimney, arched doorway, small arched vents, and multi-paned windows. Tudor style houses were particularly popular in the 1920s and 1930s. During these decades, social upheaval and economic uncertainty created nostalgia for bygone eras and an embrace of period styles. Nevertheless, the home was designed for twentieth century life as evidenced by the garage tucked into the basement. Mae and Ernest Palmquist commissioned the residence shortly after their marriage in 1933. Ernest owned Palmquist Electric; he also served as a member of the Federal Housing Administration, as president of the Home Federal Savings and Loan, and as a director of Commerce Bank. Perhaps his connection to the building trades contributed to the high quality of craftsmanship the home reflects. The well-preserved interior—which still boasts most of its original fixtures—testifies to the residence’s livability. The Palmquists owned the house until
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their deaths; his in 1974, hers in 1999.
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
Location. 46° 35.675′ N, 112° 2.64′ W. Marker is in Helena, Montana, in Lewis and Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Floweree Street and Madison Avenue when traveling west on Floweree Street. This property is located in Helena's historic Mansion District. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 428 Floweree Street, Helena MT 59601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Grossberg Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel T. Hauser Mansion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tatem-Young Residence (about 400 feet away); Edward C. Babcock Mansion (about 500 feet away); Tracy-Power Residence (about 500 feet away); Alex C. Johnson Home (about 600 feet away); Gilpatrick/Root House (about 600 feet away); Boyer/Hawkins Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Helena.
Palmquist Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 15, 2021
2. Palmquist Residence and Marker
The marker is to the right of the entrance.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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