“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Missoula, Montana

Clickable Map of Missoula County, Montana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Missoula County, MT (150) Flathead County, MT (131) Granite County, MT (35) Lake County, MT (10) Mineral County, MT (23) Powell County, MT (53) Ravalli County, MT (35) Sanders County, MT (26) Clearwater County, ID (37) Idaho County, ID (95)  MissoulaCounty(150) Missoula County (150)  FlatheadCounty(131) Flathead County (131)  GraniteCounty(35) Granite County (35)  LakeCounty(10) Lake County (10)  MineralCounty(23) Mineral County (23)  PowellCounty(53) Powell County (53)  RavalliCounty(35) Ravalli County (35)  SandersCounty(26) Sanders County (26)  ClearwaterCountyIdaho(37) Clearwater County (37)  IdahoCounty(95) Idaho County (95)
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1 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — "Galloping Goose"(Model 1936 Gibson Speeder #2)
Shuttle cars were used to haul men to the logging operation in the woods. The car was a self-propelled unit with an interior engine powering the rear wheels with a chain drive. With a window on either end, it could travel in either direction and . . . Map (db m123282) HM
2 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — 1028 Wolf StreetNorthside Missoula Railroad Historic District
xpansion of the railroad after the turn of the twentieth century brought many new residents to Urlin’s Addition on Missoula’s Northside. Rental housing such as this one-story Pyramid Cottage style residence, constructed circa 1907 and originally . . . Map (db m144528) HM
3 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — 128 South Sixth StreetSouthside Area Historic District
In the 1890s, members of Missoula’s genteel middle class had a problem. While they welcomed the business opportunities brought by the Northern Pacific Railroad, they feared the “unsavory” characters and “seedy” nightlife that accompanied the town’s . . . Map (db m212351) HM
4 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — 140 University AvenueUniversity Area Historic District
Advertised as “The Choice Residence Section of Missoula,” the Hammond Addition attracted successful businessmen like David J. Haviland, who could afford the exclusivity the neighborhood offered. Lots in the Hammond Addition cost $500, as . . . Map (db m144272) HM
5 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — 1877 Fort Missoula Officers' Club
On this site stood one of the oldest buildings of Fort Missoula. Upon the Fort's establishment in 1877, a one-story log structure was constructed for use as a laundress's quarters. The project's cost came to $450.00. According to long-time Missoula . . . Map (db m123279) HM
6 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — 302 South Sixth Street EastUniversity Area Historic District
White Sulphur Springs businessman Harvey Spencer bought this newly constructed Queen Anne “Free Classic” style boardinghouse in 1902. The cross-gable roof and side bay window represent the Queen Anne form, while the pedimented porch entry and eave . . . Map (db m212348) HM
7 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — 315 DalyUniversity Area Historic District
The Craftsman style created such local fervor that in 1911 the Missoulian Publishing Company hosted a local contest offering a Craftsman bungalow style home as the grand prize. That home stands today just outside the University Area district. By the . . . Map (db m144238) HM
8 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — 415 Connell AvenueUniversity Area Historic District
Contractor E. S. Newton, who purchased this lot in 1910, undoubtedly constructed this fashionable bungalow. With its low-pitched hipped roof and wide, sheltering eaves, the one-story residence was designed to convey a sense of comfort and security. . . . Map (db m144225) HM
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9 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — 425 ConnellUniversity Area Historic District
Insurance agent George F. Gould and his wife, Susie, purchased this lot from the South Missoula Land Company in 1913. The deed stipulated that a dwelling worth at least $3,000 be constructed on the premises within fifteen years. The Goulds, however, . . . Map (db m144211) HM
10 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — 426 North First Street WestNorthside Missoula Railroad Historic District
One hundred thirty-seven Missoulians—mostly railroad workers—lived in the Ross House, a large hotel complex that occupied half this block in 1890. Ten years later, a covered walkway still connected the two-story wooden building on this . . . Map (db m144493) HM
11 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — 439 Connell AvenueUniversity Area Historic District
Low-pitched gables, large sheltering eaves with decorative braces, and an inviting front porch supported by “battered” piers mark this circa 1916 residence as a Craftsman style home. Irene Risley, married to railroad supply salesman . . . Map (db m144209) HM
12 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — 521 University AvenueUniversity Area Historic District
Deed records show that the Northern Pacific Railroad sold this property to the South Missoula Land Company in 1889. Company shareholder A. B. Hammond subsequently platted the Hammond Addition. Buyers of his lots signed an agreement promising to . . . Map (db m144275) HM
13 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — 613 North Third Street WestNorthside Missoula Railroad Historic District
Born of the 1883 arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad, the Northside grew with the railroad’s early twentieth- century expansion. Simple housing predominated in the working-class neighborhood, which contained few brick homes. This circa 1904 . . . Map (db m144526) HM
14 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — 906 WordenNorthside Missoula Railroad Historic District
As Hellgate trading post grew into Missoula after 1860, farms sprouted north of the city center. The 1883 arrival of the Northern Pacific railroad brought residential construction to the Northside. The new neighborhood housed mainly railroad . . . Map (db m144525) HM
15 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — A ShortcutCaptain Lewis in the Missoula Valley
On the morning of July 3, 1806, Lewis and Clark set in motion a dangerous plan to separate, and explore different routes on their return journey to the Missouri River. As he was both excited and anxious to pursue a rumored shortcut, Lewis wrote: . . . Map (db m123331) HM
16 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — All gave some, some gave allFor Those Who Have Served, Are Serving, and Will Serve
On 3 April 1917 Chancellor Edward C. Elliott of Montana State University, Missoula, Montana sent an application to the Adjutant General, U.S. Army for the establishment of a two-year compulsory course of military training under the authority of . . . Map (db m144119) HM
17 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Apartment Building at 116 West Spruce
Missoula boasted twenty-six manufacturing enterprises by 1909, including such diverse production as candy, bricks, gas, marble, and meat products. By 1910, the Northern Pacific Railroad shops employed over three hundred workers and the town’s role . . . Map (db m144772) HM
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18 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Beacom ResidenceUniversity Area Historic District
Bay windows and a two-story front porch dress up this home’s basic “four-square” pattern. Stately American Four-Squares—marked by their pyramidal roofs, overhanging eaves, and cubical shapes—were extremely popular with middle-class suburbanites in . . . Map (db m212353) HM
19 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — BPOE Lodge #383This Property Contributes to the Missoula Historic District
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the U.S.A., Hell Gate Lodge #383, has offered conviviality, community service, and social support since its founding in 1898. In 1911 lodge members contracted with Montana’s premier architectural firm of . . . Map (db m144711) HM
20 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Brave New World
Despite Civil War turmoil, progress was bravely pushing Westward, leading into the Gilded Age of substantial growth in population and wealth. Cantonment Wright and Hell Gate In November 1861, John Mullan established Cantonment . . . Map (db m123096) HM
21 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Central Heating PlantUniversity of Montana Historic District
Red-brown brick, cream terra cotta, and huge Tudor style windows belie the utilitarian function of this lofty building. Missoula architects Ole Bakke and Clarence Forbis ingeniously applied the Renaissance Revival style of other contemporary campus . . . Map (db m144313) HM
22 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Charles C. Brothers ResidenceUniversity Area Historic District
Two wings at right angles with a two-story section at the juncture form a very unusual floor plan in this unique eclectic residence, built circa 1927 for Charles and Ida Brothers. Inspired by the Prairie style, characteristic architectural elements . . . Map (db m144274) HM
23 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Charles E. Johnson ResidenceUniversity Area Historic District
Twenty-year-old Charles E. Johnson came to Missoula with the Northern Pacific as a dining car employee. He worked his way up to conductor, and after a seven-year career, changed professions. Putting his love of horses to use, he opened a livery . . . Map (db m212431) HM
24 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Chemistry-Pharmacy BuildingUniversity of Montana Historic District
A Public Works Administration loan and bonds funded the construction of this facility, completed in 1939. Architects R. C. Hugenin of Butte and Norman DeKay of Helena designed the distinctive building amidst criticism over the unusual mixing of . . . Map (db m144147) HM
25 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Church of the Holy SpiritUniversity Area Historic District
Bishop Daniel Tuttle conducted Missoula’s first protestant service in 1870. The bishop noted in his journal that in the rough-and-tumble community, formerly called Hellgate, both the devil and the Holy Spirit were at work. When Reverend George . . . Map (db m212349) HM
26 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Commanding Officer's QuartersFort Missoula Historic District
Reconstruction of Fort Missoula between 1904 and 1912 transformed the old log and frame complex into a more modern, more attractive facility. The Mission style, at the height of popularity during this period, was well suited to this purpose. The . . . Map (db m144366) HM
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27 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Company Officers' QuartersFort Missoula Historic District
The reconstruction of Fort Missoula after 1904 equipped the facility to serve as a regimental headquarters. The new cast concrete buildings in the Mission style were built along a curved boulevard a few hundred feet northeast of the original parade . . . Map (db m144365) HM
28 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Corbin HallUniversity of Montana Historic District
The construction of this women’s residence hall, completed in 1927, marks the end of an era. It was the last building erected in strict accordance with the Carsley-Gilbert campus master plan and placed within the intended U-shaped dormitory . . . Map (db m144182) HM
29 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Danger Ahead!Captain Lewis in the Missoula Valley
The narrow river canyons upstream from here have a long and bloody past. As the Salish, Nez Perce and other western mountain Indian tribes passed through these canyons enroute to buffalo hunting grounds east of the Rocky Mountains, they were . . . Map (db m123334) HM
30 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Dixon-Duncan Block
Two Missoula attorneys on opposing sides of the political arena teamed up to construct this attractive commercial building in 1897. Republican Joseph Dixon, who later became Governor of Montana (1921-1925), began his political career as Missoula . . . Map (db m144753) HM
31 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Draper ResidenceEast Pine Street Historic District
Neoclassical influences complement the Queen Anne style in this striking transitional home built between 1905 and 1907. A polygonal two-story bay, hipped roof with intersecting gables and wrap around porch lend visual asymmetry characteristic of the . . . Map (db m130297) HM
32 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Elrod ResidenceUniversity Area Historic District
Intricate spindlework and turned columns on the wraparound porch decorate this Queen Anne style house. The northeast corner of the porch roof once supported stacked second- and third-story balconies, topped by a decorative turret. Montana botanist . . . Map (db m212429) HM
33 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Federal Building & United States Post OfficeNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m130324) HM
34 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — First Architect
A.J. Gibson, a prominent western Montana architect at the turn of the 20th century, conceived UM's stately brick building style. Gibson designed the first five campus buildings, three of which stand today - University Hall, Mathematics Building, and . . . Map (db m144099) HM
35 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Forestry BuildingUniversity of Montana Historic District
Completion of this facility in 1922 provided the School of Forestry a permanent home. In the Renaissance Revival style specified by Carsley-Gilbert’s master plan, Missoula architect Ole Bakke designed a distinctive building that vividly proclaims . . . Map (db m144116) HM
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36 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Fort Missoula
Fort Missoula, established in 1877 to provide military control over western Montana’s Indian tribes and protect local settlers, was the only permanent military post west of the Continental Divide. There was little conflict, but the fort’s . . . Map (db m123257) HM
37 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Fort Missoula 1910 Era Barrack Buildings
The earliest detainees to arrive at Fort Missoula, as part of the Alien Detention Camp, were housed in these two large Mission-style barrack buildings, T-24 (on the left) and T-113 (on the right). These two-and-a-half story concrete buildings were . . . Map (db m144334) HM
38 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Fort Missoula Alien Detention Camp
"From 1941 to 1944 Fort Missoula served as a detention center for more than 1,000 Italians, more than 1,000 Japanese, and 22 German Nationalists. The Italians were World's Fair workers and civilian seamen whose ships had been impounded at the . . . Map (db m144380) HM
39 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Fort Missoula Alien Detention Camp
During World War II, Fort Missoula was turned over to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), for use as an Alien Detention Camp. The Camp was established to hold foreign nationals and resident aliens, which . . . Map (db m144386) HM
40 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Fort Missoula Barrack Building
In 1941, Nick D. Collaer of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), was assigned to establish interment camps for Italians and German sailors at Fort Missoula and Fort Lincoln, North Dakota. When Collaer arrived at Fort Missoula, he found . . . Map (db m144385) HM
41 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Fort Missoula Guard Tower
The INS required a fence to surround Fort Missoula with a guard tower at each corner. The fence was 10 feet tall, almost 5,000 feet in length and enclosed a total of 33 acres. Separate fences were built around the hospital and some of the barrack . . . Map (db m144411) HM
42 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Fort Missoula Officer's Row
After fires destroyed many Fort Missoula buildings in the early 1900s, a major re-build of the Fort was required. New Officer's housing was included in these upgrades. Officer's Row consists of six, nearly identical, Mission-style concrete . . . Map (db m144336) HM
43 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Fort Missoula Post Headquarters
Fort Missoula's first chapel was completed in 1885. During the late 1930s, the Works Progress Administration allocated funds to renovate the deteriorating building in order to create a new post headquarters with an upstairs courtroom. A concrete . . . Map (db m123280) HM
44 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Fort Missoula Post Headquarters (T-2) Building
Dedicated to the Memory of Walter M. Johnson Born in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1903, General Johnson graduated for the U.S Military Academy with the class of 1927. Stationed at Fort Missoula in the 1930's, he supervised many improvements . . . Map (db m144433) HM
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45 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Fort Missoula Post Hospital
The first hospital at Fort Missoula consisted of two tents and a shanty set up by the 3rd Infantry in 1877. The following year and L-shaped frame building with a capacity of 12 patients was completed. Dr. Robert Mills Whitefoot, a Civil War veteran, . . . Map (db m123263) HM
46 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Fort Missoula Recreation Hall
In 1936, the Fort received funding from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to reconstruct and improve Fort buildings, including a new recreation center. The center became the largest project completed at the Fort by the WPA. The Recreation . . . Map (db m144428) HM
47 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Fort Missoula, MontanaUnited States Military Reservation
Established June 7 - 1877 By a Detachment of the Seventh Regiment U.S. Infantry during the Campaign against Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians.Map (db m123258) HM
48 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Francis L. Worden ResidenceThis Property Contributes to the East Pine Street Historic District
A steeply pitched roof and a Gothic-arched attic window embellish this Folk Gothic style farmhouse, built by Francis L. Worden in 1874. Worden left New York in 1852 for adventure in California, traveled to Panama, clerked for Washington’s . . . Map (db m144758) HM
49 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Frank A. Roberts HomeUniversity Area Historic District
The Craftsman style evolved as the architectural expression of simplicity and domestic harmony, merging nature with the built environment. Its popularity in the early 1900s eased the transition from Victorian fussiness to the modern era. This . . . Map (db m144236) HM
50 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Free Speech Corner
In autumn 1909, Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) organizers Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and Jack Jones arrived in Missoula, soon followed by there comrade Frank Little. After renting space for a union hall, they took to the streets, determined to . . . Map (db m123336) HM
51 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Glacial Lake Missoula
The parallel lines etched on the side of Mount Jumbo are testimony to a series of dramatic geologic events, the Lake Missoula Floods. Occurring as recently as 15,000 years ago, the floods resulted when the Clark Fork River, which had been dammed by . . . Map (db m130301) HM
52 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Gleim Building
Built in 1893, this is an excellent example of vernacular adaptation of Romanesque architecture, with its arched windows, checkerboard banding, and rusticated granite sills. Today the building has been restored on its façade and east and west sides . . . Map (db m144562) HM
53 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Gleim Building II
Mary Gleim, one of Missoula’s most colorful characters, built this “female boarding house” at the heart of the red light district between 1893 and 1902. It operated as a brothel until progressive reforms closed the district in 1916. The . . . Map (db m144561) HM
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54 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Greenhood ResidenceUniversity Area Historic District
Changing architectural tastes are central to the story of this elegant home, built for Henry and Leah Greenhood. A successful liquor wholesaler and real estate developer, Henry was one of Missoula’s early Jewish residents, arriving here by 1904. He . . . Map (db m144273) HM
55 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Headquarters Building and Daily Company Annex
An exuberant ambassador of the late nineteenth century and its more Spartan complement comprise this architectural duet, whose history spans Missoula’s development. The older and more impressive Headquarters Building, designed by architect John . . . Map (db m144581) HM
56 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — John J. Lucy HomeUniversity Area Historic District
The Tudor style as it evolved from medieval England to twentieth-century America is well expressed in this charming one-story home. Hollow tile faced with smooth brick, gables with decorative brackets, and a gabled and round arched doorway are . . . Map (db m144235) HM
57 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — John M. Keith HouseUniversity Area Historic District
The prestigious architectural firm of Link and Haire designed this handsome residence, which reflects the Midwestern taste of its first owner, John M. Keith. Son of a farmer from New Brunswick, Canada, Keith came to Missoula in 1881. Taking a job as . . . Map (db m144240) HM
58 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — John R. Toole House(Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority House)
Full-length Doric columns make a bold architectural statement, drawing the eye to this imposing neoclassical style home. Butte architect J. F. Everett drew upon the style popularized following the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition. The 1902 . . . Map (db m144241) HM
59 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — John S. Johnston House
Missoula blossomed at the turn of the twentieth century as railroad transportation facilities expanded, securing the town’s prominence as a trade, manufacturing, and lumbering center for western Montana. As Missoula gained importance, this . . . Map (db m144490) HM
60 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Joseph Dixon ResidenceThis Property Contributes to the East Pine Street Historic District
Missoula architect A. J. Gibson designed this grand Neo-classical style landmark for progressive politician Joseph Dixon. Dixon married Caroline Worden, daughter of Missoula founder Frank Worden, in 1896 and the couple made their home here. Dixon . . . Map (db m144760) HM
61 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Journalism BuildingUniversity of Montana Historic District
Dean Arthur Stone pitched four tents near the Oval in 1914, thereby founding the University’s School of Journalism. An old bicycle shed and later World War I army barracks served as quarters for this discipline, then considered . . . Map (db m144117) HM
62 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Journey Through the BlackfootBlackfoot River Corridor
(Three panels, presented left to right, form the marker.) Many Cultures Forge Strong Communities Welcome to Bonner and nearby communities, each built on the grit and dreams of self-made men and women. It you had walked into . . . Map (db m123099) HM
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63 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Keim BuildingNorthside Missoula Railroad Historic District
Arrival of the Northern Pacific in 1883 brought sweeping changes, and this elaborate 1891 business block is a grand illustration. The railroad prompted major building booms and made architectural pieces and parts readily accessible. Levi Keim, an . . . Map (db m144491) HM
64 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Labor Temple
In 1896, a Union Hall was constructed here on property donated by copper magnate Marcus Daly. That building served as local headquarters for unions affiliated with Federal Union Local 83, the precursor of the building trade unions that later . . . Map (db m144710) HM
65 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Lenox Flats
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 . . . Map (db m130298) HM
66 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Lindsay Commission Company WarehouseNorthside Missoula Railroad Historic District
The arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad transformed every aspect of life in Montana, including the food available for purchase. Frank Lindsay opened his first fruit warehouse in Helena in 1883, the year the railroad arrived and made importing . . . Map (db m144492) HM
67 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — McCormick Park & Orange Street Bridge
McCormick Park was given to the City of Missoula by the McCormick family, heirs to the estate of W.J. McCormick, one of Missoula’s founders. The pond in McCormick Park is known as “Silver’s Pond” after the family that also donated land . . . Map (db m130299) HM
68 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — McIntosh HouseNorthside Missoula Railroad Historic District
Unlike many neighborhoods in railroad towns, the lots here in Urlin’s Addition were not owned and developed by the Northern Pacific, but sold to private individuals who built rental housing for railroad employees. This gable- front vernacular style . . . Map (db m144527) HM
69 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Men's Gymnasium
Helena architect George Carsley and New York architect Cass Gilbert designed the campus master plan implemented between 1918 and 1927. Although Carsley continued as consultant on other buildings erected under the plan, this 1922 gymnasium is the . . . Map (db m144118) HM
70 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Missoula County Courthouse
The Neoclassical style sandstone Missoula County Courthouse was designed by prominent local architect A. J. Gibson, and erected 1908-1910. Inside the copper-domed clock tower hangs a two-ton bell, and a notable interior decoration is the series of . . . Map (db m144461) HM
71 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Missoula County War Memorial
Erected by the Auxiliary of the American Legion in Honor of the Men of Missoula County who made the Supreme Sacrifice during the World War. Hollis R. Honey • Nelson Gautheir • Harry Hendrickson • James Elliott Wright • Guy Lovell • Ole Beck • . . . Map (db m144489) WM
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72 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Missoula Laundry Company
In 1915, Nettie and Joseph Hagen expanded their Model Laundry Company by purchasing the Missoula Laundry Company and moving their business into the newly completed west section of this building. That original structure and its later additions . . . Map (db m144761) HM
73 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Missoula Mercantile Warehouse
Established in 1866 under the name Bonner and Welch, the Missoula Mercantile Company quickly grew into an economic and political powerhouse. In 1890, the company handled about 60 percent of the city’s retail trade, worth $1.5 million. At the turn of . . . Map (db m144585) HM
74 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Missoula's First Flight
Eugene Ely (1886-1911) was the first pilot to take off and land on a naval ship. The well-known aviator was also the first to fly an airplane in Missoula. On June 28, 1911, he took off and landed at Fort Missoula's nearby baseball field. He made . . . Map (db m144337) HM
75 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Mrs. Lydia McCaffery's Furnished Rooms
At the turn of the century, social critics saw apartment living as morally suspect. Instead, single working men and women who could not stay with their families typically lived in rooming or boardinghouses, where housekeepers ostensibly kept an eye . . . Map (db m144464) HM
76 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Name That RiverCaptain Lewis in the Missoula Valley
Long before railroads and highways, rivers were the lifelines of travel and trade. The Lewis and Clark Expedition named and described hundreds of rivers as they mapped their way west. While the expedition camped about 10 miles south of here, . . . Map (db m123333) HM
77 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Natural Science BuildingUniversity of Montana Historic District
The first building added to the campus after 1908 was this facility, which housed the most modern equipment for all branches of life science research, including a stereopticon and motion picture apparatus. Begun in 1917 and completed in 1919, it was . . . Map (db m144095) HM
78 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — New HallUniversity of Montana Historic District
The placement of this women’s residence hall prohibited further development of a women’s U-shaped dormitory complex as outlined by the Carsley-Gilbert campus master plan of the previous decade. Architects H. E. Kirkemo of Missoula and J. Van . . . Map (db m144181) HM
79 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Newton Residence and ShopMissoula Downtown Historic District
Northern Ohio University graduate Edwin S. Newton came to Missoula in 1890 where up-and-coming architect A.J. Gibson had promised him work. Under Gibson's tutelage, Newton proved an able carpenter and builder. He eventually opened his own . . . Map (db m144707) HM
80 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Nobel Laureate
Harold Urey got his start in research while teaching chemistry at UM during 1919-1921. Urey went on to win a Nobel Prize in 1934 for separating the isotope deuterium from hydrogen. During World War II, he directed the search to separate uranium-235 . . . Map (db m144149) HM
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81 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — North HallUniversity of Montana Historic District
Constructed in 1922 following the 1918 Carsley-Gilbert campus master plan, this women’s residence was intended to be part of two U-shaped clusters of men’s and women’s dormitories. Its identical contemporary counterpart, Elrod Hall, and Corbin Hall . . . Map (db m144206) HM
82 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Northern Pacific Railroad Depot
When the tracks of the Northern Pacific reached Missoula in 1883, it was possibly the most significant event in the town’s history. Reliable transportation transformed the minor trade and lumber center to a major economic and commercial distribution . . . Map (db m144771) HM
83 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Northside Missoula Railroad Historic District
Generations of Northsiders have grown up in the shadow of the railyards since the Northern Pacific Railroad’s arrival in 1883 transformed Missoula into a modern city. Accepting land as an enticement from A. J. Urlin and other leading businessmen, . . . Map (db m144560) HM
84 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Northwest PassageCaptain Lewis in the Missoula Valley
Since the late 1400s and the time of Columbus, explorers from all over the world eagerly sought to discover the legendary water route, or "Northwest Passage," that was rumored to bisect the resource-rich interior of the North American continent. . . . Map (db m123330) HM
85 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Parade Grounds
The original Fort Missoula was constructed of log and frame and was neither fortified nor enclosed. The buildings, arranged around the first parade grounds, no longer stand, but their foundations are clearly visible, bordering the area where early . . . Map (db m144431) HM
86 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Parsons HouseUniversity Area Historic District
Christopher P. Higgins, a Missoula founder, bought 160 acres in 1887 in this area now known as the Montana Addition. He died in 1889 before the southside building boom, but in his will Higgins directed his heirs to complete unfinished housing . . . Map (db m212432) HM
87 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Patterson BuildingUniversity Area Historic District
South Higgins Avenue saw rapid commercial growth as a business hub during the period 1915-1925. This Western Commercial style building illustrates the district’s early evolution. Missoula attorney John E. Patterson was serving as judge of the Fourth . . . Map (db m212428) HM
88 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Post Commander's Residence
M.Y. "Bo" Foster was born in 1911, in Richmond, Virginia, but grew up in part on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana near Glacier National Park. After graduating from Yale University, Foster hitchhiked back to Montana in the midst of the . . . Map (db m144377) HM
89 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Post Headquarters(Exchange) — Fort Missoula Historic District —
Originally the post exchange, this building served as a recreation hall for the stationed men. The exchange evolved from the post trader’s store, an integral element in early forts where the men could buy staples and supplies. As early as 1888, the . . . Map (db m144432) HM
90 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Prescott HouseRemodeled and Reborn
A family residence for 95 years, the Prescott House was built in American Victorian design by miner and cowboy Clarence Prescott Sr. The University acquired the home from Clarence Prescott Jr., who lived here until 1993. Thanks to donors Dennis and . . . Map (db m144311) HM
91 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Prescott House
Prominent state legislator and county commissioner Charles R. Prescott homesteaded here in 1891, planting a vast orchard of plum, cherry, pear, and apple trees. In 1898, Prescott replaced his original log dwelling with this beautiful Queen Anne . . . Map (db m144312) HM
92 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Public Hands for Public LandYoung Montanans Join Conservation Corps
The Great Depression of the 1930s left many people unemployed, but President Franklin D. Roosevelt's “New Deal” created a relief program to put people back to work: the U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC. . . . Map (db m136577) HM
93 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Quartermaster's Root CellarBuilt 1908 Original to Fort Missoula
This earth-covered structure, built in 1908, is often thought to be a bomb shelter or ammunition storage. It is actually a root cellar that provided cool storage for large quantities of fresh vegetables and other perishable needs to feed the men . . . Map (db m144424) HM
94 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Rankin Hall
Built in 1908 as the University Library, this neoclassical building was Architect A. J. Gibson's fifth and final contribution to campus. In 1983 it was renamed in honor of 1902 graduate, suffragette and pacifist Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973). . . . Map (db m144098) HM
95 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Rattlesnake Creek
Rattlesnake Creek enters the Clark Fork River across from this point, completing the journey from its headwaters high in the Rattlesnake National Wilderness Area. Missoula’s first building was a two-room log cabin constructed by William T. Hamilton . . . Map (db m130323) HM
96 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Reid Residence
William and Eliza Reid built this elegant home around 1890. Primarily used as a rental, the house began as a much simpler ell-shaped residence. Widow Jennie Thompson, who rented the home in 1900, lived here with her three grown children, one of whom . . . Map (db m144709) HM
97 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Roxy TheaterUniversity Area Historic District
Neighboring business owners welcomed the Roxy Theater by purchasing more than a page of newspaper advertisements recognizing “the latest addition to Missoula’s South Side Business District!” Missoula suffered less than most Montana communities . . . Map (db m212427) HM
98 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — Sliderock Lookout TowerBuilt: 1930 Brought to Museum: 1983
The United States Forest Service's first fire lookouts system was a crude setup of tents and crow's nest lookouts. Watching for wild fires in unpopulated areas was a relatively new idea and was regarded with little importance until the Great Fire . . . Map (db m123285) HM
99 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — South HallUniversity of Montana Historic District
The first men’s residence on campus renamed Elrod Hall, opened in 1923 with seventy student rooms. Like its near-twin Brantly Hall, the facility was originally intended to be part of two U-shaped residential complexes. The Helena architectural firm . . . Map (db m144156) HM
100 Montana, Missoula County, Missoula — St. Francis Xavier Church
Jesuits arrived in the Missoula Valley in 1841 en route to the Bitterroot, where they established the first Catholic mission in the Rocky Mountains. In 1873, they opened a chapel in Missoula, building the first St. Francis Xavier Church in 1881. . . . Map (db m144462) HM

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