Filed Under Bozeman

Accola-Lewis Residence

Bon Ton Historic District

A handsome oak stairway is the centerpiece of this beautifully crafted Queen Anne style home built circa 1905. Dr. Louis Safley, a Bozeman physician, may have been the original owner, but prominent Pass Creek rancher Louis Accola and his extended family are the first documented residents. Accola and his wife Fannie retired and moved to town as this home was ready for occupancy. From 1914 to the early 1940s the property belonged to grocer Miles P. Lewis and his wife Lola. Lewis soon retired from the grocery business to devote his time to ranching while his wife was a librarian. The corner landmark, likely adapted from pattern book plans, is a grand expression of Victorian era taste. Details including Roman Doric columns, open latticework, and leaded glass enrich the façade. The interior features 14-foot ceilings, fine wood finishing, and a grand bay window in the dining room. Distinctive purple stone and the original 1904 copper plate highlight the unusual gas fireplace while decoratively carved oak columns and beams complement the elegant stairway.

Images

Safley-Moorebarn Residence
Safley-Moorebarn Residence Safley-Moorebarn Residence 402 South Third Fairview, Block 3, lots 18-20 Bozeman, Montana Photographer: Mary Kay Peck Date Taken: April 1983 View: looking southeast [verso] b&w print Source: Official records of the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena, Montana Creator: Mary Kay Peck Date: April 1983

Location

402 South 3rd Street, Bozeman, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Accola-Lewis Residence,” Historic Montana, accessed March 1, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/536.