The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana on May 30, 1976 · Page 6
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The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana · Page 6

Kalispell, Montana
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Sunday, May 30, 1976
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*-« Sun**. 1t« Th* CM*y H»»r Lalw, K«MM*. MgnMn* Kalispell Hotel changes hands One of KalJspell's landmark downtown structures will change hands on June 1. The 62-year-old Kalispell Hotel building on the northwest corner of Main Street's 100 block has been sold by Blumers Inc. to Ed and Bob Rinke of Kalispell. The outgoing owners include Clayton Blumer of Ft. Benton, Harold Blumer of Evergreen and Blanche Garrett of Kalispell. The ftinkes also own the Shamrock Motel in Kalispell. To the best of Garrett's recollection, they will become only the fourth owners of the historic hotel since its completion in 1914. Resort manager named Ken Kjelstrup of Pt. Caroline on Flathead Lake has been named resort manager of the Elk's Rest between Somers and Lakeside. With 19 acres of land and 550- feet of lakefront footage, the Elk's resort features cabin rentals, bar-lounge facility, swimming beach, dock facility and a lodge meeting hall. The facility opened May 21 with full operation scheduled to begin friday, May 28. The lodge will remain open until mid September. Kjelstrup is semi-retired and has lived on Flathead Lake since 1972 when he moved to the area from Glasgow. He is a member of the Blue Lodge Masons, Kalispell Elks, York Rite Masons and Algeria Shrine Temple. The hotel building measures 240 feet by 50 feet and still is one of the tallest buildings in Kalispell. It has three floors. But the majority of the ground floor, orginally occupied by the hotel lobby, is now divided into store rental space. There used to be a cocktail lounge where Sound Etc. Is now," Garrett said. "There was another lounge beneath that. Now that is an apartment." She said the building has been home to everything from Alcoholics Anonymous to the InterMountain Bus Lines. But with decreased winter tourist traffic, Garrett said many of the hotel's 55 rooms are rented on a monthly basis to FVCC students during the school year. "On some nights we have as many as seven nations represented in the hotel," she said. Many of the original fixtures remain, calling attention to another era. A solid maple stairway leads upstairs where much of the orginal furniture still serves hotel residents. Certain aspects of the building's design dale the structure. There are reslrooms in the hallway marked "Gents" and "Ladies." And there are no elevators, although Garrett said the original design incorporated plans for an elevator well which -- although built -- never has been used. In the basement, a massive boiler still serves the steam heat needs of the entire building during winter months. Boiler engineer Roy Riffo's father Marion designed both the Kalispell Hotel and the Kalispell General Hospital building on 5th Ave. East. Original owners W.F. Halliday of Kalispell, Ida M. Rudolf of Spokane and Edward Ellis of Missoula sold the Emit Anderson whose family operated the building until Blumers Inc. purchased the structure in May of 1971. Speaking for her associates, Garrett said the group would continue to make investments. She personally plans to expand part-time real estate endeavors to a full-time basis. New gallery opens W H I T E F I S H -- The knowledge as a profes- p.m. Tuesday through Fri- B a r n w o o d G a l l e r y , siona! artist. The store is day and from 10 a.m. to 6 located at 220 2nd St. W., open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. recently opened here featuring not only art works but a full line of art supplies. Gloria West, manager of the new store, s a i d in a d d i t i o n to providing art supplies she Is willing to aid the budding artist, utilizing her "Youcin do no greater favor fore person than finding him ejob." 1 'I win UH mjr joriity end energy to expend Elect DAVE DRUM Republican · U.S.Senate VOTE FOR Cecil H. Storms ·Honesfy ·Experience ·Integrity STATE SENATOR On The Democratic Ticket District No. 10 WORKING FOR: A Limited State Government, Restricted to Protecting Life, Liberty and Property, Health, Safety and Morals of Montana's People. Lower Taxes Though Less Government "...Of the People, By the People and FOR the People..." 59937 ' st «'« S( "»1or. Mn. ' Ch « l '' man - Rt - 1. Whiwflsh, Montana Two restaurant The Four S e a s o n s Restaurant, located on North Main Street in Kalispell. now Is being leased by Jessie and Alice B r o n s o n T r o m C o n Lundgren. Jessie Bronson said the r e s t a u r a n t w i l l b e specializing in home made pies and rolls but otherwise the restaurant will remain basically the same. LIVE MUSK All Musicians Wefcom*/ DIXIE INN 9 P.M. Sunday* 5 Mi. S. Hwy. 93, Kol. KALISPELL HOTEL Historic structure to receive new owners ELECT Russell K. for SUPREME COURT JUSTICE PoL Mi. pjrt tci by FH.U4ER TOH SUPREME COURT Comn , C. P. SctiJ«f. Tie**. Brf. :yjs. UT. I am running for Precinct 7 Committee Woman and my presidential preference for the primary is Frank Church. Ann Johnson Pol. cdvl. pd by Ann Johnion, Kdnptll Ml. GRAND OPENING LOG CABIN BAR CAFE JUNE 5 New owners Walt Conner, Esther Stevens e miw'c, prim awarded tvery hour Darting at B-B-Q turkey Mrved from 5 to 7 p.m. REE Helicopter trips over Glacier Park to b« aw liv, 8 FREE H awarded. HUNGRY HORSE JACK UHDE IN 76 "I am a member of a new and younger political generation. A generation of change. It stems from the post-Watergate values of sincerity and honesty and concern. We can still have that kind of a government. Governor Brown taught us t h a t in Maryland -- and now I seek to b r i n g t h a t m e s s a g e t o Montana." STATE REPRESENTATIVE UHDE DISTRICT 17 Let's send a message -- and a legislator to Helena. Pd. Pol. Adv. pd. tor by Uhde lor Represenlaiive Club, Donna Beaver Sec. Dave Drum. A strong leadei for the times ahead. A leader in agriculture. A leader in public affairs. Dave Drum. He's not afraid to take a stand. Montana needs his leadership in the U.S. Senate. Elect Republican · U.S.Senate A leader in business. fr^la-J S S^:«CO--T"tt

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