at 426 Clarke St.
in 1887 - Still Standing
brick apartment building was built in 1887 by Sarah E. Spalding.
E. Spaulding and Her Daughter Lena Griggs Curtiss Gunn
On the Porch of 426 Clarke
Spaulding and her daughter Lena Griggs Curtiss Gunn (b. Kansas
1872). came to Helena in 1876. Twice-widowed Sarah was one of
the original incorporators of the Helena Florence
Crittenton Home. Lena was talented in drawing.
Chinese Peddler on the Steps of 426 Clarke St., ca. 1901
girl in the background is Maebelle Gunn, Mrs. Spalding's grandaughter.
In 1926, Maebelle portrayed Yu Chin in the Chinese play "Mrs.
Li Remembers", given for charity at the Congregational
Steps of 426 Clarke St., 2009
BY KENNON BAIRD
to Pam Attardo of Clarke St. in Helena for these beautiful old
photos and information, which she received from from Mrs. Spalding's
back to STORES, OFFICES, ETC.