If you've spent much time in Missoula, Montana, you've certainly noticed the very prominent white mansion that lives at the foot of Missoula's South Hills neighborhood. As a lifelong Missoulian, I've often wondered what the inside was like and always hoped for an opportunity to tour the space. Last Monday, I finally got that chance.
The "Gibson Mansion", as it is now called, was named in honor of its architect, A. J. Gibson who designed over 150 famous Montana structures during the late 1800's and early 1900's. This particular home was constructed in 1903 by a Swedish immigrant and Missoula pharmacist, Gustav Peterson. Longtime Missoulians may also recall that this structure was actually moved across town from its original location in the University District in the late 1970's.
Nowadays, current owners Tom & Nancy Malikie run the Gibson Mansion Bed & Breakfast out of the home. They have meticulously renovated nearly every square inch of this early Missoula gem and offer a one-of-a-kind setting for weddings, breakfast, lunch and dinner events, in addition to nightly accommodations. If you ever get the chance, take a step back in time and go spend the night to see this space for yourself. If that's just not an option, at least you can virtually tour the property with this newly added 3D model from Missoula3D.