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A.W. Kingsbury House

Great Falls Northside Residential Historic District

Pictured in 1909 in the Great Falls Tribune under the headline “A Great Falls Residence,” this Queen Anne style house was hardly typical of its day. An imposing two-and-one-half-story structure, the elegant home was built in 1901 for Adkin W. and Margaret Kingsbury and their two children. Constructed on a corner lot purchased for about $1,000, the home features a geometric jumble of rooflines, including a concave bell-shaped roof atop a polygonal tower. A solid decorative eave with paired brackets and a molded frieze extends around the second story. A. W. Kingsbury earned his money in the livestock industry and is credited with bringing the first sheep into Cascade County. He also invested in Great Falls real estate, constructing the first brick building on Central Avenue. An active welfare worker, Margaret Kingsbury helped found Great Falls Associated Charities. The Kingsburys lived here until their deaths, within four months of each other, in 1924. In 1951, the mansion was remodeled into apartments, but its exterior remained intact; it was restored to a single-family residence in 2000.

Images

A. W. Kingsbury House, Great Falls, MT
A. W. Kingsbury House, Great Falls, MT Photo from “Souvenir of Great Falls, Mont. Photo-gravures” publication showing front facade of the A. W. Kingsbury House. Source: Photo courtesy of City of Great Falls, Planning and Community Development Department Creator: The Elite Studio, Great Falls, Mont. Date: ca. 1902
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19 -- 727 [sic] 4th Ave N 19 -- 727 [sic] 4th Ave N (verso) b&w print Source: Official records of the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena, Montana Creator: Unidentified photographer Date: [no date]
A.W. Kingsbury House
A.W. Kingsbury House A.W. Kingsbury House (PAc 91-51 Great Falls R11 F28). Front to side view of the house, facing northeast on 4th Avenue North. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: 1983
A.W. Kingsbury House
A.W. Kingsbury House A.W. Kingsbury House (PAc 91-51 Great Falls R11 F29). Side to front view of the house, facing east to northeast near the driveway of the residence off of 4th Avenue North. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: 1983

Location

627 4th Avenue North, Great Falls, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “A.W. Kingsbury House,” Historic Montana, accessed June 18, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/200.