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Hardenburgh Residence

University Area Historic District

Floyd and Kathleen Hardenburgh hired prominent Missoula architect H. E. Kirkemo to design this two-story residence in 1935. Best known for his commercial buildings, Kirkemo also created plans for many University District homes. For the Hardenburgh family, he envisioned a modern version of a Tudor style Cotswold cottage. Less elaborate than Tudor style homes built a decade earlier, the residence still features many elements of the style: an irregular roofline, multi-paned windows, small dormers, and upper rooms with sloping walls. The Tudor style’s characteristic asymmetry allowed for two primary facades, maximizing the benefits of the corner lot. An elaborate, two-bay garage features distinctive Tudor style half-timbering to complement the primary residence. The home’s interior reflected a more modern sensibility than its exterior. Instead of traditional Tudor style elements, it boasts Art Deco and Craftsman style details. It also features a divided basement with one of the earliest recreation, or rec, rooms in Missoula. Kirkemo was known for client-pleasing designs, and the Hardenburghs’ long residency suggests this was no exception. Floyd lived here until his death 1966; Kathleen stayed on until 1976.

Images

Hardenburgh Residence Hardenburgh Residence. Front/side view of the house/residence, facing west on Ronald Avenue near the corner of Ronald and McLeod Avenues. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office Creator: Barbara Behan Date: Oct. 2005
Hardenburgh Residence Hardenburgh Residence. Front/side view of the residence, facing west on the corner of Ronald and McLeod Avenues. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office Creator: Barbara Behan Date: Oct. 2005
Hardenburgh Residence Hardenburgh Residence. Front view of the house/residence, facing south on McLeod Avenue. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office Creator: Barbara Behan Date: Oct. 2005
Hardenburgh Residence, Missoula, MT Historic view of the facade in winter Source: Hardenburgh family descendants Creator: Unknown photographer Date: ca. 1957
Kathleen and Floyd Hardenburgh Portrait of Kathleen and Floyd Hardenburgh Source: Family photographs Creator: Unknown photographer Date: circa 1930
Floyd Hardenburgh Historic image of Floyd Hardenburgh at work at his printing business Source: Family photographs Creator: Unknown photographer Date: ca. 1945

Documents

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text from National Register of Historic Places.pdfpdf / 83.67 kBDownload

Location

243 McLeod Avenue, Missoula, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Hardenburgh Residence,” Historic Montana, accessed October 3, 2023, https://historicmt.org/items/show/1624.