Filed Under Kalispell

Goshorn House

East Side Historic District

The owner and publisher of the Inter Lake, a weekly newspaper serving the Flathead Valley, was the original owner of this prominent corner residence. Robert M. Goshorn, his wife Alice, and their two children moved into the new home in 1900. In 1907, their son Joseph, a Stanford University student, drowned along with two other Kalispell youths in a canoeing accident near Seattle. Robert and Alice Goshorn determined to stay busy, converting their weekly publication to a daily newspaper. They sold the business in 1912, but it remains today the Daily Inter Lake. Goshorn subsequently served as receiver (under the Taft administration) and as register (under the Harding administration) of the U.S. Land Office at Kalispell. The couple also maintained a ranch and fruit orchard on Flathead Lake. Their vintage Kalispell home features bay windows, diamond-shaped window panes, two porches, decorative shinglework, and partial shingle cladding, hallmarks of both the Queen Anne and Shingle styles. A smorgasbord of surface textures—clapboard, rough-cut stone, and shingles—beautifully expresses Victorian-era taste. Inside, a handsome staircase showcases highly skilled carpentry. 

Images

Goshorn House
Goshorn House Goshorn House (PAc 91-51 Kalispell R05 F21). Front to side view of the house, facing west to southwest near the corner of 5th Avenue East and 5th Street East. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Alan Thompson Date: Dec. 1991

Location

501 4th Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Goshorn House,” Historic Montana, accessed March 2, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/430.