Taxidermist Shop and Warwick Apartments

823 & 825 Wolf Avenue, Missoula, MT

Description 

"The two buildings along Wolf Avenue that are joined today as apartments have separate histories. The older building fronting Second Avenue was listed in the 1890 city directory as a taxidermy shop and residence. By 1893, the wood frame structure (now stuccoed) stretched along most of this block of Wolf Avenue. In 1903, state taxidermist Moses L. Gulden lived and conducted business in the building. Gulden eventually moved his shop but continued to live on site until 1911. Attorney Floyd J. Logan bought the property and removed a section of the former taxidermy shop to construct the four-flat apartment building of precast concrete. Architecturally unique to Missoula, the newer building features faceted blocks that mimic granite, ornamental columns, and a front door with oval glass. The gabled roof and porch details of the older dwelling, products of an earlier era, add to the uniqueness of the complex. Railroad conductor F. H. Warwick purchased the two buildings in 1925, residing in the house and managing the apartments for more than five decades." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque

Update Log 

  • July 18, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody