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1028 Wolf Avenue

Northside Missoula Railroad Historic District

Expansion of the railroad after the turn of the twentieth century brought many new residents to Urlin’s Addition on Missoula’s Northside. Rental housing such as this one-story Pyramid Cottage style residence, constructed circa 1907 and originally owned by the Missoula Real Estate Association, provided comfortable living quarters convenient to the railyards. Like its neighbors to the north and south, simple stylistic features include a hipped pyramidal roof and west-facing porch. Northern Pacific car repairman Robert MacLean and his wife, Marion, were the first known residents in a long line of railroad-employed tenants. In 1920, Swedish immigrant Otto Meyer, his wife Inga, and their two children rented the home. Meyer was brakeman with the Northern Pacific. During the 1940s, Northern Pacific laborer Henry Kuntz and his family rented the home. The Kuntz family broke the rental pattern by purchasing the property in 1947 and lived here until 1973.

Images

1028 Wolf Avenue 1028 Wolf Avenue (PAc 91-51 Northside Missoula R2217 F01). Front to side view of the house, facing south to southeast on Wolf Avenue. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Allan Matthews Date: Apr. 1994
1028 Wolf Avenue 1028 Wolf Avenue (PAc 91-51 Northside Missoula R2217 F02). Front to side view of the house, facing east on Wolf Avenue. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Allan Matthews Date: Apr. 1994

Location

1028 Wolf Avenue, Missoula, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “1028 Wolf Avenue,” Historic Montana, accessed February 8, 2023, https://historicmt.org/items/show/953.