William Northam and his wife Hettie were the first occupants of this home, constructed around 1916.
William Northam and his wife Hettie were the first occupants of this home, constructed around 1916. Northam emigrated from England around 1902 and after finding work as a miner sent for his wife and young son Leslie to join him in America. They settled in the Walkerville area, and moved into this home when it was newly built. A daughter, Gwendolyn Pearl, was born here in 1919.
Typical of the time period of its construction, the home features many charming Craftsman-style details. It reportedly had a very beautiful yard and garden when owned by the Northams.
After William Northam’s death in 1952, his son Leslie moved into the home with his wife Alda and two daughters. Leslie was a miner for the Anaconda Company, and also served on the Walkerville city council for more than 20 years. The home was sold after Leslie Northam’s death in 1979. Although maintained by the subsequent owner for a time, the house eventually went vacant and fell into disrepair. It was purchased by Daniel Hogan and Butch Gerbrandt in 2021, who have been working to restore it as a residence for Daniel.