Proctor Rental Property

227 Fourth Avenue East, Kalispell, MT

Description 

"National folk type housing like this one-story gable-front-and-wing style residence of frame with brick veneer gained popularity in the late 1890s and early 1900s. The front porch nestled in the ell is a typically appealing feature of the style while scrollwork on the gable end adds individuality. Flathead Valley pioneer James Proctor built this home in 1895 and likely was its first resident. Proctor, a carpenter by trade and local planing mill owner, had moved elsewhere in Kalispell by 1900. The long succession of Proctorís tenants included jeweler Philip Jacoby from 1905 to 1907. Jacoby, one of Kalispellís few Jewish residents, advertised his specialty as mounting elk teeth and claws. Kalispell Mercantile grocery manager James Busey and his wife, Elizabeth, lived here from 1909 to 1911. In 1910, David Barber and his wife lived with them while the Barbersí house on 5th Avenue East was under construction. Proctorís long period of ownership ended in 1936 when Ida Chasse purchased the home." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque

Tags 

19th Century (37,584)
Built 1895 (684)
Built during 1890s (7,593)
Flathead County, Montana (194)
House (27,494)
Montana (2,184)

Update Log 

  • August 5, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody