Bland Rental Property

East Side Historic District

A number of tenants occupied this Colonial Revival style home, built between 1903 and 1910 for Sarah and Arthur Bland. The Blands lived next door in the near-twin of this residence. When Arthur Bland died in 1921, he was eulogized as a kind, charitable, and generous person; he must have been an exceptional landlord. Among the early residents were American Steam Laundry founder Fred French (1913), Norwegian-born Knute Robbin and seven of his children (1915), and James and Sarah McAfee (1928-1936). Norwegian cabinetmaker Olaf Tangen and his wife Elisabeth then owned the home from 1937 to 1972. The cross-gabled residence features Tuscan columns supporting a full-width porch, a metal roof, and south bay window. Wood shingles complement the clapboard siding. Original interior finishings include the stair banister, oak flooring, and well-maintained woodwork.



641 2nd Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana ~ Private