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AJ Gibson (architect)

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Nationality  United States
Occupation  Architect

Name  A.J. Gibson
Role  Architect
A.J. Gibson (architect)
Born  April 1, 1862 (1862-04-01) Ashland County, Ohio, U.S.
Spouse(s)  Maud Lockley (m. 01/30/1889-12/31/1927; the couple's death at same time)
Buildings  First five buildings of the University of Montana, the Missoula County Courthouse, several schools, the Carnegie Public Library, the First Presbyterian Church, and multiple others within Missoula, Hamilton, and Stevensville, Montana
Died  1927, Missoula, Montana, United States

Albert John "A.J" Gibson (April 1, 1862 — December 31, 1927) was an architect in Missoula, Montana who designed a number of buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


A.J. Gibson (architect) The Original Man The Life and Work of Montana Architect AJ Gibson


Gibson was born on a farm near Savannah, Ashland County, Ohio in 1862 and arrived in Missoula, Montana around 1889. He married Maud Lockley on January 30, 1889. He had a short career as a carpenter before designing many landmark buildings in the Missoula area. Gibson retired in 1909, but as a devout Presbyterian and friend of Rev. John Maclean, he drew up the architectural plans for the First Presbyterian Church, which opened in 1915. He and his wife were killed instantly in December 1927 when their automobile was struck by a train in Missoula.

Notable Works

  • Atlantic Hotel, 519 N. Higgins Ave., Missoula, MT (Gibson,A.J.) NRHP-listed
  • Bass Mansion (1908-09), 216 N. College St., Stevensville, MT (Gibson,A.J., with supervising architect John Brechbill)) NRHP-listed
  • Carnegie Public Library, 335 N. Pattee St., Missoula, MT (Gibson,A.J.) NRHP-listed
  • East Pine Street Historic District, Roughly bounded by E. Pine St., Madison St., E. Broadway, and Pattee St., Missoula, MT (Gibson,A.J.) NRHP-listed
  • A. J. Gibson House, 402 S. 2nd St., Missoula, MT (Gibson,A.J.) NRHP-listed
  • Hamilton Commercial Historic District, Main, N. Second, S. Second, S. Third, and State Sts., Hamilton, MT (Gibson,A.J.) NRHP-listed
  • Hamilton Town Hall, 175 S. 3rd St., Hamilton, MT (Gibson,A.J.) NRHP-listed
  • Knowles Building, 200—210 S. Third St. W, Missoula, MT (Gibson,A.J.) NRHP-listed
  • Lucy Building, 330 N. Higgins Ave., Missoula, MT (Gibson,A.J.) NRHP-listed
  • George May House, 100 Park Ave., Stevensville, MT (Gibson,A. J.) NRHP-listed
  • Missoula County Courthouse, 220 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT (Gibson,A.J.) NRHP-listed
  • Missoula Southside Historic District, Roughly bounded by the Clark Fork R., S. Higgins Ave., S. 6th St. W. and Orange St., Missoula, MT (Gibson,A.J.) NRHP-listed
  • Ravalli County Courthouse, 225 Bedford St., Hamilton, MT (Gibson,A.J.) NRHP-listed
  • Riverside, Eastside Hwy., Hamilton, MT (Gibson,A.J.) NRHP-listed
  • Sterling, Fred T., House, 1310 Gerald Ave., Missoula, MT (Gibson,A.J.) NRHP-listed
  • University Apartments, 400-422 Roosevelt Ave., Missoula, MT (Gibson,Albert J.) NRHP-listed
  • University of Montana Historic District, Roughly bounded by Arthur, Connell and Beckwith Aves. and the ridge lines of Mt. Sentinel, Missoula, MT (Gibson,A.J.) NRHP-listed
  • References

    A.J. Gibson (architect) Wikipedia