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Red Lodge in Carbon County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Plunkett's Hardware

 
 
Plunkett's Hardware Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2011
1. Plunkett's Hardware Marker
Inscription. High transom windows that provide interior light for a mezzanine commercial display area are an interesting design feature of this well-constructed commercial building. The simple chain-patterned ornamentation of buff brick across the tall parapet continues the rhythm of the districtís historic streetscape. James Plunkett moved his plumbing and hardware business to an earlier building at this location after 1909, and by 1917 he had completed this masonry replacement. During the 1930s, avid Red Lodge bowlers enjoyed a basement four-lane bowling alley accessed by the rear entrance. Surviving portions of the alleys and both womenís and menís rooms reveal that women players, new to the sport in the '30s, were welcomed. Today the building houses important historic photographic collections of the Red Lodge area which current owners have made available to the public.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Location. 45° 11.168′ N, 109° 14.826′ W. Marker is in Red Lodge, Montana, in Carbon County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broadway Avenue (U.S. 212) and 12th Street, on the left when traveling north on North Broadway Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Red Lodge MT 59068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At
Plunkett's Hardware image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2011
2. Plunkett's Hardware
least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Antilla Building (a few steps from this marker); Red Lodge Commercial District (a few steps from this marker); Alcazar (Star) Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); The Iris Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Iarussi Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Foiled Bank Robbery Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pollard Hotel (about 400 feet away); Neithammer Brothers Meat Market (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Red Lodge.
 
Also see . . .  Red Lodge, Montana - Gateway to Yellowstone Park. (Submitted on August 2, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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