Filed Under Helena

Sixth Avenue Apartment

Helena Historic District

A pair of two-story bay windows with granite sills, decorative brickwork, corbelled cornice, and open front porch recall the prosperous Courthouse Square neighborhood during the 1880s and 1890s. This attractive brick Italianate style dwelling, constructed in 1890, originally accommodated two families and helped ease the growing neighborhood’s housing shortage. Its location near the courthouse was convenient for the Honorable Henry N. Blake, an attorney and district court judge, who was one of the first tenants. Although its original back porch has been removed, the distinguished residence is one of the district’s best examples of the Italianate style urban row house.

Images

Sixth Avenue Apartment
Sixth Avenue Apartment Sixth Avenue Apartment. Front to side view of the building, facing south to southwest on 6th Avenue. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: Jan. 2020
Sixth Avenue Apartment
Sixth Avenue Apartment Sixth Avenue Apartment. Front view of the building, facing south on 6th Avenue. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: Jan. 2020
Sixth Avenue Apartment
Sixth Avenue Apartment Sixth Avenue Apartment. Front to side view of the building, facing south to southeast on 6th Avenue. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: Jan. 2020

Location

219-221 6th Avenue, Helena, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Sixth Avenue Apartment,” Historic Montana, accessed April 15, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/746.