Steiger Apartments

427-429 E Pine Street, Missoula, MT

Description 

"Classical details add character and prestige to this brick apartment building constructed by Joseph Steiger in 1903. First-story windows with gentle arches soften the strict classical symmetry while eaves trimmed in dentils and a grand entry porch supported by Doric columns create a stunning façade. Joseph Steiger died soon after the building was completed but his wife, Theresa, lived here with her young son, managing the building until about 1917. In 1910, the federal census records thirteen additional roomers in the building besides Theresa’s own household and that of her primary tenant family. Five of the occupants were engaged in the booming railroad industry that promised Missoula’s permanence; others were employed in ancillary businesses providing laundry, restaurant, retail, and livery services. This neighborhood landmark, representative of the heady time when Missoula gained status as a center of commerce and trade, continues to serve as apartments." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque

Update Log 

  • July 24, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody