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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kalispell, Montana

 
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Location of Kalispell, Montana
    Flathead County (129)
    Glacier County (18)
    Lake County (4)
    Lewis and Clark County (25)
    Lincoln County (4)
    Missoula County (134)
    Pondera County (1)
    Powell County (20)
    Sanders County (9)
    Teton County (4)
 
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1Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — 404 Second Avenue WestWest Side Historic District
When twenty-five-year-old housekeeper Cora (Brooks) Moore lived here with her four-year-old son, she owned the home free of mortgage. She built the simple, one-story gable-front home sometime between 1894 and 1899. At that time, it had a back porch . . . Map (db m160721) HM
2Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — 504 Fourth Avenue EastEast Side Historic District
Founded in 1891 by the Great Northern Railway, Kalispell boasted 651 residents in its first year, growing to 2,500 people by 1900. Confident of finding tenants in the booming community, bricklayer John Lundberg built a one- and-one-half story duplex . . . Map (db m160390) HM
3Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — 520 Fourth Avenue EastEast Side Historic District
Slightly arched windows, prominent eave returns, a canted front bay, and decorative shingles reflect the care builders took constructing this one-story home. Retired merchant Jacob Bottorf and his wife Emily resided here from the residence's . . . Map (db m160391) HM
4Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — 610 1st Avenue WestWest Side Historic District
A built-in china cabinet with access from two rooms, a bird’s-eye maple floor in the dining room, a breakfast nook with a simple round arch, and an early dishwasher made this stylish 1905 Queen Anne style residence a haven for entertaining. A . . . Map (db m160966) HM
5Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Adams HouseEast Side Historic District
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 . . . Map (db m160926) HM
6Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Agather House
Architect Marion Riffo demonstrated a flair for the dramatic in this grand residence, built in 1910 for State Lumber Company manager David Barber. The home features tall prominent chimneys against a steep, side-gabled roof, which capture the . . . Map (db m160210) HM
7Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Alward HouseEast Side Historic District
Kalispell carpenter Cassius McCarty, property owner from 1909 to 1911, most likely built this vernacular style residence with Craftsman style details. Shortly after construction newlyweds Herbert and Kate Alward moved into the new home. An . . . Map (db m160791) HM
8Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Anderson HouseEast Side Historic District
Flathead County High School principal Gilbert Ketcham was the first owner of this Craftsman style home built in 1908. As principal from 1902 to 1911, Ketcham was a well-rounded educator who loved being in the classroom. He was called upon to teach . . . Map (db m160271) HM
9Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Arthur L. Johnson ResidenceWest Side Historic District
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 . . . Map (db m161104) HM
10Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Baber/Jaquette House
Carpenter Elmer Bader came to Kalispell from Wisconsin in 1891 to practice his trade. The energetic bachelor purchased two corner lots for $1,000 in 1895 and built two modest residences, one at 521 1st Street West and one at 36 5th Avenue West. In . . . Map (db m160666) HM
11Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Baldwin HouseEast Side Historic District
Marcus D. Baldwin came to Montana from Ohio in 1885, appointed by President Cleveland as superintendent to the Blackfoot, Blood, and Piegan bands of the Blackfeet tribe in northwestern Montana. Baldwin brought his wife, Sarah, and their two small . . . Map (db m160426) HM
12Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Bardon HouseEast Side Historic District
This narrow front-gabled dwelling was originally one of three identical residences on the half-block built as rentals between 1903 and 1910. Only this example retains the original full-width front porch with hipped roof and turned post supports. . . . Map (db m160924) HM
13Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Boyd's Shop
There were two businesses devoted to automobile repair in Kalispell in 1909, and seven blacksmiths. By 1915, the ratio was almost reversed. Mort Fuller and Harry Jones worked here in one of Kalispell’s three remaining blacksmith shops, while seven . . . Map (db m160659) HM
14Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Brewery SaloonMain Street Commercial Historic District
In 1894, the two-year-old Brewery Saloon—then a one-story, twenty-five-by-sixty-foot building—served Kalispell draft beer for five cents a glass. Lunch was free. One of Main Street’s first brick buildings, the saloon featured an oak and . . . Map (db m160658) HM
15Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Brintnall HouseEast Side Historic District
There were very few homes in the neighborhood when the Reverend O. W. Mintzer built this cross-gabled Queen Anne style landmark in 1894. Although brick was readily available, its wood construction illustrates the local preference of the period. Rich . . . Map (db m160329) HM
16Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Carnegie LibraryEast Side Historic District
Citizens organized the Kalispell Public Library in 1897 and reorganized it as the Free Library a few years later. Holdings included 772 circulating volumes and 269 reference works. In 1900, Kalispell banker J. Harrington Edwards met with the private . . . Map (db m160430) HM
17Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Catholic Parish/Bjorneby HouseEast Side Historic District
Now a Tudor Revival style home, this residence was originally a brick-clad, hipped-roof foursquare. Built before 1897, it served as the parsonage for St. Matthew's Catholic Church. Longtime Kalispell priest Francis O'Farrell resided here between . . . Map (db m160338) HM
18Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Central SchoolEast Side Historic District
Kalispell residents exulted over the construction of the community’s first permanent schoolhouse, and the Inter Lake proudly declared that “nothing decides the intellectual status of a town or city as surely as its schools.” The . . . Map (db m160723) HM
19Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Charles and Carrie March ResidenceEast Side Historic District
District court judge David Smith and his wife Hattie lived in a small wooden home here in 1900. That original house was demolished by 1910 and replaced about ten years later with this stylish cottage. Designed following an H-shaped plan, the . . . Map (db m160337) HM
20Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — City Water Department
Water mains installed and maintained by a privately owned franchise served the city of Kalispell as early as 1892. In 1913, the city purchased the company and its superintendent, William H. Lawrence, remained with the new City Water Department. The . . . Map (db m160475) HM
21Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Conlon House
Pioneer merchant James Conlon commissioned architect Joseph B. Gibson to design this stunning Georgian Revival style home in 1914. The home was built for Conlon’s wife, Mary. J. F. Simmonds was the contractor. The high style and fine details are . . . Map (db m160332) HM
22Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Conrad MansionHistoric Site Museum
The Mansion was built in 1895 as the home of Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Conrad. E.C. Conrad was a prominent Missouri River freighter, trader and pioneer during the Gold Rush and Indian Wars and later founded the city of Kalispell. The mansion has 23 . . . Map (db m160125) HM
23Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Conrad/Tobie HouseEast Side Historic District
Newlyweds Kokoa Baldwin, daughter of Kalispell attorney Marcus Baldwin, and Charles D. Conrad, son of the wealthy Charles E. Conrad, built and settled in this three-story wood-frame home in 1907. The comfortable front- gabled residence with its . . . Map (db m160145) HM
24Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Conrad/Tobie HouseEast Side Historic District
Newlyweds Kokoa Baldwin, daughter of Kalispell attorney Marcus Baldwin, and Charles D. Conrad, son of the wealthy Charles E. Conrad, settled in this three-story wood-frame home in 1907. The comfortable front- gabled residence with its combination . . . Map (db m160151) HM
25Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Cornelius Hedges SchoolEast Side Historic District
Kalispell architect Fred Brinkman, whose versatility is evident in many local buildings, designed this 1929 elementary school in a style reminiscent of the colonial mansions and homesteads of Maryland and Virginia. The original “open . . . Map (db m160777) HM
26Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Cry BuildingKalispell Main Street Historic District
“New Buildings Show Upward Swing of City,” crowed the Flathead Monitor in April 1936. Charles Cyr contributed to the optimistic outlook by constructing this “modern one-story building, 50 by 100 feet.” Cyr spent approximately . . . Map (db m160652) HM
27Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Dean Rental PropertyEast Side Historic District
Alonzo J. Dean turned to real estate investment after his retirement as longtime manager of Kalispell’s J.C. Penney store in 1927. In 1928, Dean purchased the elegant Charles Conrad stable complex that originally stood on Woodland Avenue. The barn . . . Map (db m160120) HM
28Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Donovan HouseEast Side Historic District
A small one-story dwelling stood on this lot in 1894, just three years after Great Northern Railroad officials founded Kalispell. Builders may have incorporated the original wooden house into the current gable-front-and- wing residence, built by . . . Map (db m160330) HM
29Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Dr. Albert Brassett ResidenceEast Side Historic District
Dr. Albert and Minnie Brassett built this house with money given Minnie as a wedding present by her father. Constructed in 1911, the comfortable Craftsman style bungalow reflects the fashions of its day. Craftsman style houses abound in Kalispell; . . . Map (db m160393) HM
30Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Dr. Alexander D. MacDonald ResidenceEast Side Historic District
A combination gambrel/gabled roof, wood shingle cladding, porch with classical Tuscan columns, small arched windows, and decorative leaded glass characterize this fine turn-of-the-twentieth-century expression of the Shingle style. Beautifully . . . Map (db m160724) HM
31Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Driscoll HouseEast Side Historic District
Kalispell architect Fred Brinkman added character to the town’s built environment, designing everything from modest dwellings to grand residences and civic buildings. He wrote that “… man has built his hopes, dreams and ideals into the . . . Map (db m160123) HM
32Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Dunsire HouseEast Side Historic District
Leaded glass transoms, Tuscan columns, a bay window, and spacious porch spanning the front recall nineteenth- century requirements for a comfortable, homey dwelling. Isabelle and David Sturtevant first owned this early residence, built between 1891 . . . Map (db m160860) HM
33Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — East Side Historic District
As the town of Kalispell ended its first decade in 1901, the Kalispell Bee reported that the “artistic and modern” residences would well ornament a much larger city. Dozens of spacious Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and vernacular style . . . Map (db m160126) HM
34Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Edward Gay House
The Craftsman bungalow was brand new to Kalispell when Edward Gay built this beautifully finished home, a classic example of the style, in 1907. The Kalispell Journal reported that among the town’s new homes, the nearly completed Gay residence was . . . Map (db m160719) HM
35Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Elliot HouseEast Side Historic District
A blend of the Prairie and Craftsman styles illustrates the creative genius of Kalispell architect Marion Riffo, who designed and supervised the construction of this exceptional residence between 1909 and 1910. Craftsman style characteristics . . . Map (db m160193) HM
36Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Elmer Sonstelie ResidenceWest Side Historic District
Kalispell architect Fred Brinkman designed this one-of-a-kind neighborhood landmark early in his career in 1924. Known for unique designs, Brinkman’s creativity is particularly evident here in the picturesque lattice used as architectural ornament. . . . Map (db m161029) HM
37Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — F.W. Cole HouseEast Side Historic District
An eclectic blend of periods and styles characterizes the historic streetscapes of Kalispell’s East Side. This home is a charming example of a mixed house form with Tudor style details, very fashionable during the 1920s and 1930s. Frank W. Cole drew . . . Map (db m160268) HM
38Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Ferguson House
A pattern book likely provided the plans for this charming American four-square cottage built by Great Northern Railroad employee Frederick Ferguson. A boilermaker by trade, Ferguson immigrated to Chicago from his native England and became a United . . . Map (db m160720) HM
39Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — First Presbyterian ChurchCourthouse Historic District
Charter members George and Helen Miles bestowed this land on the church in 1882. Since that time the First Presbyterian Church has occupied this space. Church trustees met in 1911 to discuss the construction of a larger $30,000-$40,000 church. . . . Map (db m160511) HM
40Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Flathead Wholesale Grocery
Minnesota merchant brothers Tom, John, and William Elliott moved to Kalispell in 1911, after buying James Conlon’s successful mercantile. They expanded into the wholesale grocery business in 1914, building this two- story brick warehouse near the . . . Map (db m160775) HM
41Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Foot/Templeton HouseEast Side Historic District
Charles H. Foot left his bride in Minnesota in the spring of 1891 to establish a home for them in Montana. Theresa Foot joined her husband in Kalispell the following July where he had set up the first law practice in the newly platted town. The . . . Map (db m160331) HM
42Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Ford ResidenceEast Side Historic District
Stockman and real estate developer James A. Ford arrived in Kalispell with the Great Northern Railway in 1891. In 1898, he built a two-story business block at the corner of First and Main. On the second floor was a rooming house, where he lived with . . . Map (db m160920) HM
43Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Fry HouseEast Side Historic District
Isaac Yenne, a carpenter who lived next door, likely built this cross-gable house for his brother George, a Civil War veteran of the 14th Indiana Regiment. The residence originally featured a full-length front porch. Common to the era are the home's . . . Map (db m160790) HM
44Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — George Drew ResidenceEast Side Historic District
Kalispell was only two years old when German immigrant Louise Sels and her son Ed had this cross-gabled Queen Anne style residence built in 1892, a year that saw over a hundred homes built in the new town. Louise Sels soon sold the house to her . . . Map (db m160333) HM
45Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Gilbert Gilbertson HouseEast Side Historic District
Open-air porches and balustrades on the first and second stories distinguish this transitional residence built circa 1910. At a time when architectural tastes were changing, the home reflects the asymmetrical Victorian-era Queen Anne style of the . . . Map (db m160401) HM
46Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Goshorn HouseEast Side Historic District
The owner and publisher of the Inter Lake, a weekly newspaper serving the Flathead Valley, was the original owner of this prominent corner residence. Robert M. Goshorn, his wife Alice, and their two children moved into the new home in 1900. In 1907, . . . Map (db m160342) HM
47Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Graham HouseEast Side Historic District
Wilbur and Celeste Graham built this hallmark Art Moderne style home in 1942. The style took its look from the modern means of transport that had captured the popular imagination in the 1930s. While the Depression had taken its toll on the country’s . . . Map (db m161113) HM
48Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Grant/Clifford HouseEast Side Historic District
Carpenter Warren J. Lamb demonstrated familiarity with the very latest styles in this two-story home, which he built in 1898. The low hipped roof and wide eaves suggest the Prairie style while exposed rafter ends are a hallmark of the Arts and . . . Map (db m160725) HM
49Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Griffith/Conrad HouseEast Side Historic District
Real estate and insurance agent Charles Griffith arrived in Kalispell in 1891, four months after the Great Northern Railway established the town. An important member of the young community, Griffith served as city treasurer and was a founding member . . . Map (db m160144) HM
50Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Hegranes HouseWest Side Historic District
A second-story Palladian window and a full-length front porch (now enclosed) enliven the façade of this house, built in 1910 for Henry and Josephine Hegranes. In that year, a horse stable off the alley was the nearest building to the Hegranes’ . . . Map (db m161032) HM
51Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Heller BuildingMain Street Commercial Historic District
Kalispell already boasted its fair share of saloons when August Heller opened this downtown establishment in 1900. Cream and mottled brick with a “reverse stair step” cornice—the hallmark of local brick masons Jack, Art, and Ed . . . Map (db m160657) HM
52Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Henry Good ResidenceEast Side Historic District
Henry and Lena Nollar were the first owners of this Colonial Revival style home built circa 1925. A side-gabled clipped roof, centered portico supported by Tuscan columns, and arched entry handsomely define the style. Henry Good, whose first wife . . . Map (db m160858) HM
53Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Houston/Parker HouseEast Side Historic District
According to its abstract of title, in 1909 this home was moved to Kalispell from Demersville, four miles away. Dr. William Taylor, a local surgeon, physician, and county coroner, owned the property by 1910. He traded houses and medical practices . . . Map (db m160429) HM
54Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Houtz HouseWest Side Historic District
Pioneer newspaperman George M. Houtz was the first owner of this stately Italianate style home, built in 1899. Houtz, who had learned the printing trade in Illinois and founded a newspaper in South Dakota, came to Montana in 1891. He and a partner . . . Map (db m161034) HM
55Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Iseminger/Graham HouseEast Side Historic District
An interest in colonial American architecture began with the Philadelphia Centennial in 1877 and inspired the Colonial Revival style. When new printing methods in the late 1890s made photographs in periodicals widely available, the style spread . . . Map (db m160862) HM
56Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — J.E. Rockwood HouseEast Side Historic District
Joseph E. Rockwood moved to Kalispell from Missouri in 1901 to begin a long and successful career as a lawyer. He entered into practice with longtime friend F. Joe Rice. And, beginning in 1934, served two terms as judge of the 11th Judicial . . . Map (db m160925) HM
57Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Jones HouseWest Side Historic District
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 . . . Map (db m160963) HM
58Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Kalispell HotelMain Street Commercial Historic District
Running water, wake-up calls, and doors with locks were just a few of the amenities travelers could expect in this classy and expensive $2-a-night hotel, which opened in 1912. Kalispell architect Marion Riffo designed the three- story landmark built . . . Map (db m160481) HM
59Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Kalispell Mercantile Rental PropertyEast Side Historic District
Constructed between 1899 and 1903, this charming American foursquare cottage features a front gable with ornamental shingle work, front windows with decorative muntins, original front door, and decorative scrollwork spanning the front porch. The . . . Map (db m160427) HM
60Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — King HouseEast Side Historic District
Kalispell contractor Caesar Haverlandt built this vintage home circa 1909 for his brother Charles who owned the property. In 1911, John H. Graves, an early settler of Flathead Valley, purchased the residence. Graves was an avid reader and reportedly . . . Map (db m160789) HM
61Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Knight and Twining BlockMain Street Commercial Historic District
W. R. Twining, a Philadelphia construction superintendent newly arrived in Kalispell, collaborated with brother-in-law E. C. Knight on this brick business block in 1908. A reporter noted in June that “Jack Stahl, one of the swiftest men with a . . . Map (db m160654) HM
62Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Kolle/Sherman HouseEast Side Historic District
Built on a prominent corner lot for blacksmith Chris Kolle and his wife Mary in 1908, this Craftsman style home features many of the design’s characteristic elements. Its wide, sheltering eaves are meant to evoke feelings of coziness and security . . . Map (db m160855) HM
63Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Laux HouseEast Side Historic District
Kalispell stonemason and carpenter Louis Larson was the original owner and likely the builder of this attractive Queen Anne style residence. Constructed circa 1903, stylistic highlights include decorative shinglework, a pedimented porch entry, a . . . Map (db m160919) HM
64Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Lee/O'Neil HouseWest Side Historic District
Rural families who valued education faced a dilemma when their children graduated from the local one-room school. Many students simply ended their studies after eighth grade. A lucky few, like Mercedes Lee, moved into town for the winter to attend . . . Map (db m161110) HM
65Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Leslie-Dodge HouseEast Side Historic District
This side-gabled vernacular style residence was built for English-born veterinarian Charles F. Leslie in 1908. Dr. Leslie, a graduate of Ontario Veterinary College in Toronto, came to Kalispell in 1906 when horses still provided most transportation . . . Map (db m160921) HM
66Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Madison S. Love ResidenceEast Side Historic District
An architectural oddity in the West, the Shingle style was more common in upscale, eastern coastal communities. In this example, unusual for Montana, the characteristic gambrel roof conceals the residence’s second story. A Palladian front window . . . Map (db m160425) HM
67Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Main Street Commercial Historic District
As the tracks of the Great Northern Railway inched westward from St. Paul to Seattle, Flathead Valley towns vied for designation as the railway’s division point. In the spring of 1891, however, railroad officials purchased land from the Reverend . . . Map (db m160483) HM
68Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Masonic TempleMain Street Commercial Historic District
Seventeen charter members formed Kalispell Lodge No. 42 in 1892. Masons first held lodge meetings in several locations. Work began on this building in 1904, but when the Great Northern Railway moved its division point to Whitefish, the town paused . . . Map (db m160486) HM
69Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — McAllester HouseWest Side Historic District
Carpenters Hiram Seeley and William Kelsey built this front-gabled farmhouse on speculation in 1909 and lived here briefly as they finished the interior. The frame two-story house recalls the rural character of the area, when the home sat alone on . . . Map (db m161028) HM
70Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — McGovern/Karcher House
Irish-born Thomas McGovern built several homes for rental purposes as well as this splendid Queen Anne style residence for his own family. Constructed between 1899 and 1903, its distinctive turret has long been a neighborhood landmark. The mansard . . . Map (db m160861) HM
71Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — McIntosh HouseEast Side Historic District
This beautiful gable-front-and-wing residence, built for newlyweds John and Sophie McIntosh, captures the best of the exuberant 1890s with a wealth of Queen Anne details. The Flathead Herald-Journal declared upon its completion in 1894 that the . . . Map (db m160392) HM
72Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — McIntosh Opera HouseMain Street Commercial Historic District
The opening of this grand opera house, built by John McIntosh in 1896, confirmed Kalispell’s growing regional importance. Traveling theatrical groups brought elaborate scenery that transformed the second-floor theater. When one early performance of . . . Map (db m160478) HM
73Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — McKeown/Braunberger HouseEast Side Historic District
M. C. Conley, general contractor for the Conrad Mansion, constructed the gable-roofed residence that Arthur Pearmain, the Conrad Mansion's supervising architect, designed for this lot in 1895. Like many Kalispell houses of the era, the wooden home . . . Map (db m160149) HM
74Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Metcalf HouseWest Side Historic District
Thomas E. Chester built this gable-front residence for his bride, Effie, in 1903. Chester’s bookstore, established in 1907, became a Kalispell fixture. John Boorman, secretary of the Montana Forestry Association from 1911 to 1946, lived here briefly . . . Map (db m161106) HM
75Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Missoula Mercantile/Kalispell MercantileKalispell Main Street Historic District
In 1892, a year after the Great Northern Railway established Kalispell, a stone foundation stood on this corner. Construction soon stalled, however, likely a casualty of the national economic depression known as the Panic of 1893. An 1894 map shows . . . Map (db m160477) HM
76Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Morgan HouseEast Side Historic District
Following new towns that sprang up across Montana, architect Franklin M. Morgan left a trail of buildings he helped construct from Billings to Miles City and Great Falls. Many were the first buildings in these fledgling communities. Morgan moved on . . . Map (db m160143) HM
77Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Nathan Rental PropertyEast Side Historic District
Valley farmer James Eckleberry built this residence as a rental property in 1900. Among his early tenants were Big Fork Electric Power and Light Company president Lafayette Tinkel and Charles I. O’Neil who, with his brother Clinton, owned the . . . Map (db m160122) HM
78Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Pearce HouseWest Side Historic District
Kalispell architect Fred Brinkman designed this one-story residence in 1939. Among other large commissions, Brinkman designed the St. Mary's Visitor's Center in Glacier National Park and Linderman School in Kalispell. The versatile architect's work . . . Map (db m160961) HM
79Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Peterson HouseEast Side Historic District
Self-styled capitalist Olaf Peterson and his wife Johanna, both Swedish immigrants, built this sturdy two-story home circa 1896. It was the first home constructed on the block. While other neighborhood homes are of frame construction, this residence . . . Map (db m160776) HM
80Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Phillips HouseEast Side Historic District
Fire destroyed a small wooden residence, located toward the rear of this lot, in 1910. The prime corner parcel remained vacant for almost thirty years. Kalispell saw a small building boom in the 1930s, as people from areas harder hit by drought and . . . Map (db m160269) HM
81Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Pierce ResidenceWest Side Historic District
The unusual architecture of this front-gabled vernacular style residence, built by Alfred Pierce in 1901, sets it apart from its neighbors. One of the first homes built in the neighborhood, it was considered a fairly expensive home at $2,400. . . . Map (db m160965) HM
82Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Ragsdale HouseEast Side Historic District
Built in 1909 for blacksmith Howard Ragsdale, this cozy hipped-roof bungalow features a molded concrete block basement, narrow-reveal clapboard siding, and a small integrated porch. Its wide overhanging eaves and exposed rafter tails reflect the . . . Map (db m160854) HM
83Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Ripke HouseWest Side Historic District
While most of Montana lost population during the 1930s, Kalispell grew dramatically as people migrated from areas hard hit by drought and economic depression. Contractors like Herbert Yeaw, who built this one-story, wood-sided home, filled the . . . Map (db m161031) HM
84Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Ross HouseEast Side Historic District
This two-story residence began as a one-story shotgun style house built in 1897 by furniture dealer Samuel Clark. In 1900, the Clarks added the south wing and second floor. William “Dusty” Rhoades, later city attorney and state . . . Map (db m160206) HM
85Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Rostad HouseWest Side Historic District
The Queen Anne style home built before 1903 on this prestigious corner has long been a West Side neighborhood landmark. Its complex floorplan, varied siding, pedimented entry, and two-story bay are vintage Queen Anne. For more than half a century, . . . Map (db m160964) HM
86Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Sauser-Mercord BuildingKalispell Main Street Historic District
A unified second-story façade with distinct first-floor storefronts reflects the unique history of this business block. George McMahon paid $4,000 to have the building’s southern (left) half constructed in 1901 for his undertaking business. McMahon . . . Map (db m160650) HM
87Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Sawyer HouseEast Side Historic District
Harriet and Hugh Sawyer built this Queen Anne style home before 1903 as a rental property. The scrollwork and fish-scale shingles ornamenting the gable end, leaded glass, and a bay window reflect the style’s popularity. The front-gable residence . . . Map (db m160788) HM
88Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Simpson HouseEast Side Historic District
Scottish immigrant John Simpson had this two-story home built in 1901 by contractor and lumberman Elmer Bader. Simpson and his wife Minnie lived here off and on with their seven children for many years. Herbert and Johanna Harmon owned and occupied . . . Map (db m160923) HM
89Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Sliter HouseEast Side Historic District
Joseph H. Horn, a part-owner in the Kalispell Mercantile Company, built this fine brick home in 1897. In 1905, he sold the property to Everit Sliter, the founder of the town of Bigfork, Montana. Sliter had come to the Flathead Valley in 1889. Having . . . Map (db m160196) HM
90Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Spafford HouseEast Side Historic District
A bird's-eye view of Kalispell drawn in 1897 shows this Colonial Revival style residence already in place on its prominent corner. The Kalispell Building and Loan Association likely built the home in 1895 when the company obtained title to the . . . Map (db m160199) HM
91Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Stuart HouseEast Side Historic District
The Colonial Revival style is nicely represented in this early-twentieth-century residence built by Civil War veteran Joseph Stuart. One of Flathead County’s early pioneers, Stuart and his wife Nancy settled in the Flathead Valley in 1886. Stuart . . . Map (db m160856) HM
92Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Sundelius HouseWest Side Historic District
Dr. Victor Sundelius was the first owner of this charming cottage, built circa 1937. Victor and his brother Fred, both osteopathic physicians, practiced together in Kalispell during the 1930s and 1940s. The brothers were generous to the community, . . . Map (db m161105) HM
93Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Tetrault HouseWest Side Historic District
Belsami Tetrault was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1852 and came with her family by covered wagon to the Flathead Valley in the mid-1880s. Her husband Joseph, also a native of Montreal, left his family in 1881 to work on the railroad in the United . . . Map (db m161033) HM
94Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Waggener & Campbell Funeral Home
In 1905, James E. Waggener purchased the business of retiring undertaker Nelson Willoughby. At this time nationally, the mortuary business was in transition. Funerals in the previous century had traditionally been held in the home, and the . . . Map (db m160722) HM
95Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Waggener and Campbell Funeral HomeCourthouse Historic District
In 1905, James E. Waggener purchased the business of retiring undertaker Nelson Willoughby. At this time nationally, the mortuary business was in transition. Funerals in the previous century had traditionally been held in the home, and the . . . Map (db m160489) HM
96Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Walker ResidenceWest Side Historic District
The Kalispell Bee in 1903 described the newly completed residence of county clerk and recorder James Wiltse Walker as “one of the handsomest dwelling houses in the city.” A classic example of the Queen Anne style, typical architectural . . . Map (db m160968) HM
97Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Warren A. Conrad/Noffsinger ResidenceEast Side Historic District
Described by the Flathead Herald-Journal as “an elegant mansion” in the “colonial style,” this residence’s overall symmetry and small gabled front dormers are typically Colonial Revival. However, the two-story turret, . . . Map (db m160336) HM
98Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — Weberg HouseEast Side Historic District
Carpenter William Williscroft owned, and possibly built, this one-story hipped-roof cottage between 1891 and 1897. He likely intended it as an investment property because by 1900 renters occupied the house. Sometime after 1950, owners replaced the . . . Map (db m160273) HM
99Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — West Side Historic District
Small farms and orchards dotted the fourteen blocks of this residential neighborhood when the original townsite of Kalispell was platted in 1891. Soon a few wood frame buildings were constructed on its lots for temporary housing and to provide . . . Map (db m160967) HM
100Montana (Flathead County), Kalispell — William Swetland ResidenceEast Side Historic District
Wide bracketed eaves, a gabled front porch, square columns, and a flared chimney identify this home as a premier example of the Craftsman style. Kalispell contractor Caesar Haverlandt built the home in 1912 for longtime school superintendent William . . . Map (db m160270) HM

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