Danish immigrants Henry and Matilda Blase settled on this property in the 1880s. Like other working-class Europeans who lived in the neighborhood, Blase was a man of many occupations: bartender, saloon keeper, jailer, miner, and landscape gardener. Prosperity of the 1880s brought confidence in Helena’s economy, prompting Blase to replace his earlier dwelling with this more substantial home circa 1890-92. Columns, corniced windows, and pedimented gables reveal Neo-classical influences popular in this picturesque neighborhood. Mature landscaping in the unusually generous yard undoubtedly reflects Blase’s gardening talents.