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Hoagland Home

Hamilton Southside Residential Historic District

During Hamilton’s “Big Ditch” era, investors purchased the ninety-acre Pine Grove addition. Carpenter Lester Smith built this Craftsman style home in 1910. Distinctive elements include a flared hipped roof, integrated porch, tapered brick chimney, and varying-width clapboard siding. Lester and wife Ada lived here briefly, followed by Ada’s sister Bessie Hoagland and husband Frank. Frank owned The Hub clothing store and was active in the chamber of commerce, fire department, hospital association, Masonic Lodge, Republican Party, and Presbyterian Church. He was an avid outdoorsman and breeder of prize-winning poultry. Bessie volunteered for their church’s ladies aid society and the Hamilton Woman’s Club. Amid a stagnant economy, Frank liquidated his business in 1923 and the family moved to California. Subsequent homeowners Godfrey and Florence Hagens fought construction of the Rocky Mountain Laboratory claiming infected lab ticks would threaten Hamilton residents’ health and lower property values. Their efforts failed and the laboratory opened in 1928. A decade later, Bitterroot National Forest Supervisor Guy Brandborg and wife Edna purchased the house. A conservation advocate, Guy was instrumental in the push for sustainable forest management practices.

Images

Hoagland Home, Hamilton
Hoagland Home, Hamilton Exterior view Source: Google Streetview Date: Sep 2022
"I Wonder if it's So?"
"I Wonder if it's So?" Article from the Ravalli County Democrat. Source: Access the Article Through the MTHS Newspapers.com Portal Creator: Ravalli County Democrat Date: 28 November, 1900
"I Wonder if it's So?" (Cont.)
"I Wonder if it's So?" (Cont.) Article from the Ravalli County Democrat. Source: Access the Article Through the MTHS Newspapers.com Portal Creator: Ravalli County Democrat Date: 28 November, 1900
"I Wonder if it's So?" (Cont.)
"I Wonder if it's So?" (Cont.) Article from the Ravalli County Democrat. Source: Access the Article Through the MTHS Newspapers.com Portal Creator: Ravalli County Democrat Date: 28 November, 1900
"Another Mercantile Store"
"Another Mercantile Store" Article in the Ravalli Republic. Source: Access newspapers.com through the MTHS Portal Creator: Ravalli Republic Date: 30 October, 1908
"Death of Daughter"
"Death of Daughter" Article from the Ravalli Republic. Source: Access newspapers.com through the MTHS Portal. Creator: Ravalli Republic Date: 23 January, 1914
"Injunction is Asked Against Laboratory"
"Injunction is Asked Against Laboratory" Article from the Ravalli Republic. Source: Access nespapers.com through the MTHS Portal. Creator: Ravalli Republic Date: 30 June, 1927
"Only Three Plaintiffs Left on the Complaint"
"Only Three Plaintiffs Left on the Complaint" Article in the Ravalli Republic. Source: Access newspapers.com through the MTHS Portal. Creator: Ravalli Republic Date: 28 July, 1927
"Object to Location"
"Object to Location" Article in the Ravalli Republic. Source: Access newspapers.com through the MTHS Portal. Creator: Ravalli Republic Date: 21 April, 1927
"Clothing Sale"
"Clothing Sale" Advertisement in the Ravalli Republic. Source: Access newspapers.com through the MTHS Portal. Creator: Ravalli Republic. Date: 9 December, 1910
"Going Out of Business"
"Going Out of Business" Advertisement in the Ravalli Republic. Source: Access newspapers.com through the MTHS Portal. Creator: Ravalli Republic Date: 27 April, 1923
"Women Hear Talk"
"Women Hear Talk" Article from the Ravalli Republic. Source: Access newspapers.com through the MTHS Portal. Creator: Ravalli Republic Date: 14 November, 1940

Location

715 S. 3rd Street, Hamilton, MT | private

Metadata

Montana Historical Society, “Hoagland Home,” Historic Montana, accessed June 18, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/3518.