As is true with most of the historic neighborhoods in western Montana, there are very few "pure" styles. Instead, the styles found in Missoula’s urban core neighborhoods draw characteristics from several styles to form an eclectic mix.
After 1900, the styling of buildings began to change from the elaborate Victorian-era designs to simpler designs. Some of these were revival styles, based on earlier historic precedents. Particularly popular were Colonial and Neoclassical Revivals, but an interest in history also encouraged styles drawn from the Spanish Colonial, Dutch Colonial, Tudor and Italian Renaissance periods. Another stylistic emphasis involved the Prairie, Bungalow, and Craftsman designs. These latter designs evolved as some of the first purely American architectural styles.