Prescott House

University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Description 

"Prominent state legislator and county commissioner Charles R. Prescott homesteaded here in 1891, planting a vast orchard of plum, cherry, pear, and apple trees. In 1898, Prescott replaced his original log dwelling with this beautiful Queen Anne style residence. The home was patterned after the childhood home of Prescott’s wife Julia, a schoolteacher, who had come to Montana from Pennsylvania in 1880. Today the Prescott homestead is one of the few remaining links to the agricultural foundations of Missoula. The property was owned by the family until 1955 when the University of Montana purchased the Prescott acreage. Son Clarence Prescott, Jr., was then granted life tenancy of the house and one acre." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque

Tags 

19th Century (37,522)
Built 1898 (669)
Built during 1890s (7,571)
House (27,432)
Missoula County, Montana (116)
Montana (2,084)

Update Log 

  • August 5, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody