Filed Under Billings

Cardell House (Kiser Home)

One of the West Side’s earliest homes, this two-story wood-frame residence was built in 1906 for Robert C. Cardell, a prominent Billings businessman. The home is a good example of the American Foursquare, a popular turn-of-the-twentieth-century building form characterized by a basic two-story cube with hipped roof, central dormer, and one-story porch. The simple design is here tastefully embellished with Craftsman style elements: wide eaves with exposed rafter ends, wraparound porch treatment with solid railings, and square full-length porch supports. Meticulous attention to detail, such as decorative patterning on the upper window surrounds, demonstrates the fine artistry of this excellently preserved home.

Images

Cardell House (Kiser Home) Cardell House (Kiser Home) (PAc 91-51 Billings Westside R05 F30). Front view of the house, facing north on Clark Avenue. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: June 1980

Location

311 Clark Avenue, Billings, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Cardell House (Kiser Home),” Historic Montana, accessed February 4, 2023, https://historicmt.org/items/show/2157.