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Glendive in Dawson County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

107 West Bell Street

 
 
107 West Bell Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2020
1. 107 West Bell Street Marker
Inscription.  Contractor John Holm constructed this small two-story building for the Dion family in 1929 after he had remodeled the Dion Block on one side and built the J.C. Penney Building on the other. This final addition to the five-building Dion Block shares walls with both its neighbors. The simple design is an excellent expression of the more subdued commercial styles of this later period and complements the architecture of its neighbors. Holm, who came to Glendive in 1906 from Norway, contributed substantially over several decades to the local residential and commercial streetscapes. Harold Wester’s electrical contracting business and appliance outlet was one of the first main-floor tenants, followed by Prefer Millinery in the 1930s. Dr. A. A. Baker, a former Glendive mayor and state senator, practiced general dentistry upstairs. Over the years, the Dions modernized their five buildings. Improvements have included new electrical, heating, and air conditioning systems. An addition with a basement enlarged this building in 1970.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker
107 West Bell Street Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2020
2. 107 West Bell Street Building and Marker
is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 47° 6.269′ N, 104° 42.837′ W. Marker is in Glendive, Montana, in Dawson County. Marker is on West Bell Street near North Merrill Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 West Bell Street, Glendive MT 59330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J.C. Penney Store (here, next to this marker); Dion Building / Exchange Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Dion Brothers Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawson County World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Dion Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Glendive, MT (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Methodist Episcopal Church and Parsonage (about 600 feet away); The Price (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendive.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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