Filed Under Helena

307 Clarke Street

Helena Historic District

Exquisite leaded and beveled glass, magnificent classical columns, a denticulated porch frieze, and arched windows with stenciled heads embellish both this 1906 Queen Anne style home and its next door neighbor. The gentle roof pitch is characteristic of the style as it evolved from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. Although the two homes share handsome exterior detailing and interior finishing, each has its own distinctive features. A canted entry and intricate wrought-iron roof cresting set this home apart from its almost-identical neighbor. Catherine Wilson was the original tenant in 1906, renting the property from Frank and Lois Hepperdeizel. She and her husband, Luther, came to Helena in 1885, where he was in the shoe business. Widowed in 1895, Catherine was later employed in stocks and bonds, which was an unusual field for a woman at that time. A new front porch and the original oak front door welcome guests into this beautifully refurbished home.

Images

307 Clarke Street Helena, MT facade facing streetside Source: iPhone SE digital image Creator: Dan R-A Date: June 2022
307 Clarke Street Helena, MT side of home facing east Source: iPhone SE digital image Creator: Dan R-A Date: June 2022
307 Clarke Street Helena, MT angle shot of two street sides Source: iPhone SE digital image Creator: Dan R-A Date: June 2022

Location

307 Clarke Street, Helena, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “307 Clarke Street,” Historic Montana, accessed February 1, 2023, https://historicmt.org/items/show/676.