Armstrong House

East Side Historic District

The Craftsman style was at the height of its popularity when clothing store salesman August Heusner and his wife Tina purchased this one-story wood-frame home, built in 1910. The stylish corner residence features a low-pitched hipped roof, gable dormer, wide unenclosed eaves, exposed rafter tails, a full-width front porch, and narrow-reveal siding. Court stenographer Dean King, son of early Flathead County pioneers, lived here from 1915 to 1920 with his wife Metta and their three children. Metta was an active member of the Montana Federation of Women’s Clubs. In 1920, the Kings sold the home to electrical shop owner Arthur Mosby and his wife Edna. From 1926 to 1929, Albert Koppang, owner of Koppang Motor Service, and his wife Minnie lived here. By 1930, when the one-story house belonged to Ory and Eva Armstrong, its appraised value was $4,500 (approximately $294,000 in 2011 dollars). An insurance agent by 1930, Ory was a World War I veteran who served in France as a lieutenant, both during the war and afterwards as part of the occupation.

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405 5th Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana ~ Private