Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Conrad Mansion - Kalispell, Montana

Friday afternoon Hunter had a Dr. appointment in Kalispell, Montana. Since we had a little bit of time beforehand, I took the opportunity to take some pictures of The Conrad Mansion. I didn't get to tour inside but I intend to make the time on my next trip over there.

What is The Conrad Mansion you ask? It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was completed in 1895. The grounds and the old grand trees were absolutely beautiful... I can't wait to see inside someday.

The Mansion was built in 1895 as the home of Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Conrad. C.E. Conrad was a prominent Missouri River trader and pioneer during the gold rush and the Indian wars and later founded the City of Kalispell. The Mansion has 23 rooms and was designed by Kirtland Cutter, foremost Spokane architect of the time. In 1975 it was donated to the City of Kalispell (By Daughter Alicia Campbell) and has been restored in all its Victorian elegance and opened to the public tours. Directly across Woodland Avenue once stood the magnificent stables, removed in 1926. Only the stone wall remains.

 The next few photos are of something called "Dutchmen's Pipe"... I just found it very interesting...

 A stone wall surrounds the entire grounds...

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