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Lenox Flats

 
 
Lenox Flats Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2016
1. Lenox Flats Marker
Inscription.  Poised on the brink of the homesteading boom, Missoula prospered at the turn of the twentieth century with signs of urban growth evident in the hotels and row houses that began to line this busy corridor. Local contractor/architect Eugene Morin purchased this property in 1904 and designed the three-story Lenox Flats to help ease Missoula’s housing shortage. Ideally situated along the town’s busiest thoroughfare, Lenox Flats offered several dozen European style hotel rooms and furnished lodgings. Its completion in 1905 was opportune as the early commercial district shifted from the rail yards at the north end to Missoula’s geographic center. Construction of the Milwaukee Road (1907-1908), local agricultural development, and the popularity of the automobile added to the success of Morin’s Lenox Flats. He and subsequent owners lived around the corner at 317 Woody while tenant proprietors like Amelia Cameron and Mrs. Amanda Hemmick ran the hotel. Its clientele included both transient railroad crews and longtime lodgers. Built in the Western Commercial style, the building reflects the transition from lavish ornamentation of the Victorian era to the simpler
Lenox Flats Marker (<i>wide view; marker visible at southeast corner of building</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2016
2. Lenox Flats Marker (wide view; marker visible at southeast corner of building)
designs that characterize the twentieth century. A crenellated roofline and flat-arched windows illustrate restrained decorative elements while diamond-leaded transoms and a carved interior stairway recall nineteenth-century elegance. Although the ground floor now accommodates commercial use, the building continues to fill a need for housing. Through homeWORD’s sensitive rehabilitation of this landmark, the Lenox will continue as an anchor to Missoula’s historic urban streetscape.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Location. 46° 52.392′ N, 113° 59.825′ W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in Missoula County. Marker is on Woody Street north of West Broadway Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is a laser-printed metal plaque, mounted above eye-level, directly on the southeast corner of the subject building, facing Woody Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 Woody Street, Missoula MT 59802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Free Speech Corner (approx. 0.2 miles away); McCormick Park & Orange Street Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Federal Building & United States Post Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Northwest Passage (approx. 0.3 miles away); Name That River
Lenox Flats (<i>northeast corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2016
3. Lenox Flats (northeast corner view)
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Danger Ahead! (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Shortcut (approx. 0.3 miles away); Draper Residence (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Missoula.
 
Regarding Lenox Flats. National Register of Historic Places #00000874 (2000)
This building was originally operated as a hotel style boarding house. Fully restored, it is now an apartment building with commercial space on the ground floor.
 
Also see . . .  National Register of Historic Places Nomination #00000874. (Submitted on February 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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