Filed Under Helena

Anna Pascoe House

Helena Historic District

George and Anna Pascoe, both natives of England, moved to Helena from Butte in 1908. George died soon after the couple purchased this home in 1911. Although he was not long a resident of Helena, George, “with a cheery smile and a good word for everyone,” was the well-liked proprietor of a popular downtown billiard hall and bowling alley. Anna kept the house and when her daughter Evelyn was widowed in 1927, they raised Evelyn’s two small children together. Anna died in 1935 and Evelyn, newly remarried, inherited the family residence. Widowed again in 1947, Evelyn remained here until the late 1950s. Built circa 1905 on its prominent corner at the edge of district, the simple hip roof residence with rectangular floorplan is reminiscent of modest turn-of-the-century cottages constructed in urban neighborhoods as company housing. It stands alone, however, in this historic district. A lovely pedimented bay window is a surprising embellishment, adding individuality to the well-maintained home.

Images

Anna Pascoe House
Anna Pascoe House Anna Pascoe House (PAc 91-51 South Central Helena Roll14 F13). Front to side view of the house, facing west to southwest on the corner of 5th Avenue and North Davis Street. The Ward House is visible to the right in the photograph situated to the west. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: 1981
Anna Pascoe House
Anna Pascoe House Anna Pascoe House. Front view of the house, facing south on 5th Avenue near the intersection of 5th and North Davis Street. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Joe Furshong Date: June-Aug. 2019
Anna Pascoe House
Anna Pascoe House Anna Pascoe House. Front to side view of the house, facing southwest on the corner of 5th Avenue and North Davis Street. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Joe Furshong Date: June-Aug. 2019
Anna Pascoe House
Anna Pascoe House Anna Pascoe House. Side view of the house, facing west on North Davis Street near the intersection of North Davis and 5th Avenue. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Joe Furshong Date: June-Aug. 2019

Location

425 5th Avenue, Helena, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Anna Pascoe House,” Historic Montana, accessed June 18, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/733.