434 McLeod Avenue
University Area Historic District
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 that the Hammond Addition began to see development. The fortunes of this neighborhood mirror the growth of The University of Montana. Craftsman style bungalows like this appealing example built circa 1922 predominate, lending a unique ambience to the neighborhood streetscape. Craftsman features include an open front porch, heavy squared porch supports, exposed rafter tails, and decorative gable posts. These classic elements in combination with natural materials, colors, and textures harmonized so well that Craftsman homes were said to “sing into the landscape.” Hugh Kennedy, proprietor of the Kennedy Motor Company, was the home’s first documented resident in 1922.