A cornucopia of architectural styles is found on Great Falls’ historic Lower North Side: Stately Queen Annes, sprawling Colonial Revivals, Tudor, Second Empire, Arts and Crafts, and Prairie. The second-oldest neighborhood in town – and the grandest – the Lower North Side harkens back to the early days in Great Falls when the Electric City was expanding rapidly and bursting with promise. Its early houses were modest wooden abodes and a building boom from 1890 to 1893 gave way to the beautiful homes that made the Lower North Side the city’s premier neighborhood. The north side mansions were as and stylish, elegant, and majestic as mansions Back East. This area is home still to residents who take pride in their historic dwellings. Gibson Park borders the district’s west end, the neighborhood is close to downtown, and the perfect setting for an afternoon stroll. Maps are available at Great Falls Montana Tourism’s basecamp at 100 1st Avenue North.