Filed Under Helena

Feldberg House

Helena Historic District

A constant threat of fire during the 1870s prompted residents to move away from the gulch and settle in this outlying neighborhood. Merchant Jacob Feldberg and wife Emma, respected members of Helena’s once-dynamic Jewish community, built one of the neighborhood’s first brick homes here in 1875. Its design illustrates the adaptation of utilitarian wood-frame, gable-front-and-wing type dwellings to fine, substantial housing. From the 1870s to the late 1890s Ewing Street was two lots farther east, and the Feldberg’s east bay window faced the Presbyterian Church (demolished in the late 1890s) next door. The well-maintained home, now clad in stucco, retains its 1870s configuration.

Images

Feldberg House
Feldberg House Feldberg House. Front to side view of the house, facing south to southwest on 5th Avenue. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Joe Furshong Date: Sept. 2020
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Feldberg House Feldberg House. Front to side view of the house, facing south on 5th Avenue. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Joe Furshong Date: Sept. 2020
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Feldberg House Feldberg House. Front to side view of the house, facing west to southwest on the corner of 5th Avenue and North Ewing Street. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Joe Furshong Date: Sept. 2020
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Feldberg House Feldberg House. Side to front view of the house, facing northwest on North Ewing Street. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Joe Furshong Date: Sept. 2020
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Feldberg House Feldberg House (PAc 91-51 South Central Helena Roll14 F41). Front to side view of the house, facing west to southwest on the corner of 5th Avenue and North Ewing Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: 1981

Location

221 5th Avenue, Helena, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Feldberg House,” Historic Montana, accessed April 14, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/702.