Filed Under Miles City

Kennie / Howe House

Carriage House Historic District

The end of the 1880s witnessed development of Miles City’s north side, with expensive homes being built on generous tracts of land. As land became scarce, parcels were carved from spacious lawns and working families became the neighbors of prominent residents. This charming Queen Anne style cottage, built on land once part of the property to the north, illustrates the trend. Constructed circa 1901, the home also foreshadows changing architectural tastes. Its symmetry reflects the newer Colonial Revival style while wide eaves suggest the Prairie style. Lovely stained glass transoms—a classic Queen Anne element—are, however, a dominant feature. The Craftsman style garage, constructed a little later to replace a barn, further chronicles neighborhood changes as transportation shifted from horse to automobile. Maud B. and Albert W. Kennie, later the longtime proprietors of the Olive Hotel, sold the home to rancher John S. Howe in 1904. The residence likely served as winter quarters so the Howe children could attend nearby Washington School.

Images

Kennie/Howe House Kennie/Howe House. Front to side view of the house, facing east on North 11th Street. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office Creator: Dena Sanford and Susan McDaniel Date: 1987

Location

114 North 11th Street, Miles City, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Kennie / Howe House,” Historic Montana, accessed February 1, 2023, https://historicmt.org/items/show/254.