Historic Home Check List

Historic Home Buying or Selling Check List:


1- Be sure to scope the sewer line unless it is new and that can be verified in the City permit records.

2- Thoroughly assess the electrical service and interior wiring because knob in tube can still be in the walls or in the attic and many insurance companies will not insure homes with knob and tube.

3- Condition of roof is also very important and can be costly to repair.

4- Basement conditions must be checked and if it has a sump pump or if there ever was any water in the basement. 

5- Check the zoning to be sure it is consistent with the property use you think you are purchasing.

I have lots more on my basic Historic home buying and selling check list and am happy to help you find or sell fabulous historic homes or mansion in Great Falls, Montana.

If you've always wanted a historical home be sure to call or email me anytime. I specialize in the North Side Historic District.

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Paris Gibson, mansion Great Falls, Montana Kelly Parks owner.  Paris Gibson founder of Great Falls.

Paris Gibson, mansion Great Falls, Montana Kelly Parks owner. Paris Gibson founder of Great Falls.

Kelly Parks Realtor

Kelly Parks loves saving historic mansions and properties.  

She has been instrumental in saving many of them in the United States and Canada.  

Do you know of an historic property, estate or ranch that needs to be saved?  

Email or call Kelly to see if she can help.  She searches homes for sale across Montana.


RESEARCH your Historic Home or Building at the 

HISTORY MUSEUM, Great Falls, Montana.

You can find historic photos, historic and architectural inventory cards that have the original owner's name and often times the builder and the historic significance of the building.

Congratulations to Kristi Scott the new Executive Director of the History Museum!!

Senator Paris Gibson, founder of Great Falls, Montana

About a decade ago, Kelly Parks - Realtor - purchased the Paris Gibson Mansion c.1890, which had been converted into a 9-plex and was in deplorable condition.  After several years of extensive renovation, removal of additions and restoration, Parks turned the ugliest mansion on the block back into one of the most beautiful.  As the founder of Great Falls, Paris Gibson was one of the first to construct a mansion in the budding city.  Now visitors can enjoy the beauty of this classic historic East Lake Victorian again.

Paris Gibson Realty. Historic homes in Great Falls, Montana.

Historic Jenks Mansion c. 1907

Kelly Parks waited 20 years to purchase and save the historic Jenks Mansion,  Historic homes in Great Falls, Montana.  2016 her dream of owning the only Greek Revival Mansion in town came true. 

Locations Hub Interviews Parks restoring Gibson Mansion

Great Falls Tribune Interview: Parks restores Jenks Mansion

KRTV Interview: Kelly Parks restores abandoned Mansion