Conrad Mansion Seeks Help Identifying Vandals

By Beacon Staff

The Conrad Mansion is asking for the public’s help identifying vandals who pushed over stone walls that have been standing on the historic home’s grounds since 1895.

According to a statement from the mansion’s museum staff, three sections of the western stone wall were pushed into the flower beds on April 15 or April 16. The mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places and owned by the city of Kalispell.

After learning of the damage to the dry stone wall, Wally Wilkinson, president of operations at Frontier Builders at Whitefish, contacted the museum and offered to repair the damaged rock wall at no cost. The wall was repaired on April 23.

“Everyone involved with the Mansion would like to say a huge thank you to Wally and his crew for restoring the wall to its original beauty,” museum staff wrote in a statement.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 406-752-8477 (TIPS), which allows anonymity and callers could qualify for a cash reward.

“With the support of the community and their willingness to come forward, it may be possible to identify the perpetrators of this crime,” museum staff wrote. “Community involvement and awareness will insure that the Conrad Mansion and its beautiful grounds can continue as a community icon for future generations”

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