Filed Under Missoula

227 South Fourth Street West

Missoula Southside Historic District

A clipped gable roof, a wide inviting porch, classical Doric columns, and a central corbeled chimney are characteristic of the pattern book houses that dot Missoula’s Southside neighborhoods. Catalogue pattern book house plans promoted the American Dream and made stylish homes readily available. This well-maintained 1903 residence was likely built as an investment property. Pioneer stockman James Goodwin, who owned several other Southside rentals and lived in the neighborhood, purchased the home from the South Missoula Land Company in 1903. It served as a rental until 1922 when the William Jameson family became its longtime residents. Jameson was an attorney, a realtor, and served a term as secretary to the president of the nearby university. After Jameson’s death in 1933, his widow Annie, Annie’s elderly mother Charity Roberts, and daughter Lucille Ormsby made their homes here. Annie kept house at this address until 1959. The interior features many original finishings including graceful high ceilings, a spindled staircase with the original newel post and banister, and lovely bullseye rosette moldings throughout.

Images

227 South Fourth Street West
227 South Fourth Street West 227 South Fourth Street West. Front view of the house, facing south on South 4th Street West. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: Jan. 2020

Location

227 South 4th Street West, Missoula, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “227 South Fourth Street West,” Historic Montana, accessed April 21, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/2184.