Driscoll House

East Side Historic District

Kalispell architect Fred Brinkman added character to the town’s built environment, designing everything from modest dwellings to grand residences and civic buildings. He wrote that “… man has built his hopes, dreams and ideals into the structures which he has created…” This gracious French Eclectic style home, unique to the neighborhood, readily demonstrates Brinkman’s indelible influence. Maurice Driscoll had the home built in 1941 as a wedding present for his wife, Mary. Driscoll, the son of Kalispell lumberman Michael Driscoll, was cashier at the First National Bank. The captivating residence is a late addition to this historic district, which spans the period from 1892 to 1941. Stylistic elements include a steeply pitched hipped roof, arched through-the-cornice dormers, and a massive chimney. Mature landscaping, a central circular window, balustraded garage, and front entry with leaded and beveled glass embellish the storybook appearance of this neighborhood landmark.

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515 3rd Street East, Kalispell, Montana ~ Private