Pioneer stockman, financier, and mining investor Nick Bielenberg came to Montana via Fort Benton in 1865. He, his brothers John and Charles, and half-brother Conrad Kohrs were all butchers by trade. They eventually settled in Deer Lodge. During the…

Missoula businessman A. B. Hammond platted this southern portion of the historic district in 1899. McLeod Street bears the name of Hammond’s business partner, C. H. McLeod. It was not until the university blossomed in the early twentieth century…

Battered by drought and agricultural depression, Montana lost population in the 1920s. Even Missoula, which had a relatively stable economy, ended the decade 2,250 people shy of where it started. One bright economic light locally was the university,…

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…

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,…

Nestled in a watershed tributary of the Clark Fork River, Lower Rattlesnake drainage has a long and significant history. Salish Indians named Rattlesnake Creek Kehi-oo-lee, and Captain Meriwether Lewis recorded the creek’s existence in his homeward…

Nestled against the dramatic rise of granite bluffs, this monumental Craftsman bungalow style home blends well with its setting. The masterful use of natural materials and fine design reveal the decided influence of Robert C. Reamer, whose work as…

George and Esther Grossberg built this Craftsman style bungalow in the early 1920s. The mix of multi-colored brick and stucco blends beautifully into the surrounding landscape. Tucked between two Victorian-era homes, this charming 1920s residence…

The Havre Residential Historic District represents Havre’s economic growth and social change from 1895 to the 1940s. Located primarily at the district’s northwestern edge, turn-of-the-century homes of the social and business elite are large…

Early Kalispell boosters advertised the great diversity of their city by coining the expression, “All roads lead to Kalispell.” As the city grew during the 1900s and 1910s, new and modern homes like this classic Craftsman style bungalow earned…