Kluge House, 540 West Main Street, Helena, Lewis and Clark County, MT
540 West Main Street, Helena, MT
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS MT-17
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-17).
Building/structure dates: 1880 initial construction
Significance: This house is a rare specimen of log and half-timber construction (Fachwerkbau) of a type found in Prussia. It was built in the early 1880's by Emil Kluge, a man who had emigrated to America from Germany. Kluge settled in Helena and built this house after the fashion of his home land.
"Mission 66" Program
Blackburn, U. James, Field Team
Sobek, Durward K., Delineator
Oyama, Jack, Delineator
Shanahan, Dick, Delineator
Goldy, Charles B., Delineator
DeHaas, John N., Historian
Koue, A. Lewis, Historian
Huntsman, Al, Photographer
DeHaas, John N., Photographer
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. Historic American Buildings Survey The Historical Society of Montana, Copy of an Early Photo WEST and SOUTH ELEVATIONS
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Al Huntsman, Photographer July 1965 WEST ELEVATION
3. Historic American Buildings Survey John N. DeHaas, Jr., Photographer July 1965 SECOND FLOOR EXTERIOR DETAIL (East End)
4. Historic American Buildings Survey John N. DeHaas, Jr., Photographer July 1965 CORNER LOG CONSTRUCTION DETAIL
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