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Miles City in Custer County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Emmanuel Church

Carriage House Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
1. Emmanuel Church Marker
Inscription.  An eclectic blend of Romanesque, Gothic, and Queen Anne architectural styles, this 1886 church survives as designer Byron Vreeland’s most significant building in Montana. Vreeland blended these styles as his architectural signature in many of his structures. The church features a barrel-vaulted wood ceiling trimmed with California redwood, a large Gothic style stained glass rose window in the entry gable above the canopy, and decorative brick work in a mouse-toothed pattern along the end elevations. The only alteration has been the removal of the bell tower. The interior features a walnut altar created from the salvaged hardwood finish of a steamboat that wrecked on the Buffalo Rapids below town about 1880. The altar is a rare survivor of steamboat architecture in Montana, the principal component of the “Wooden City” phase of building between 1878 and the early 1880s in Miles City. As the only known church designed by Vreeland, the Episcopal Church has continuously served the city for over a century and remains a unique work.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This
Emmanuel Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
2. Emmanuel Church Marker
The marker is on the porch to the left of the entrance.
historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 24.619′ N, 105° 50.749′ W. Marker is in Miles City, Montana, in Custer County. Marker is at the intersection of North 11th Street and Palmer Street, on the right when traveling north on North 11th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 North 11th Street, Miles City MT 59301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alderson House (within shouting distance of this marker); McAusland House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennie / Howe House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1005 Palmer (about 300 feet away); Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); Ulmer House (about 600 feet away); Furstnow House (about 600 feet away); Carriage House Historic District (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miles City.
 
Emmanuel Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
3. Emmanuel Church Marker
Episcopal
Friend, There is Welcome in this Church for Thee,
Come in and Rest, and Think, and Kneel, and Pray
Founded 1881
St. Paul's Church Built 1882
Emmanuel Church Built 1886
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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