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

Kennie / Howe House

Carriage House Historic District

 
 
Kennie / Howe House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
1. Kennie / Howe House Marker
Inscription.  The end of the 1880s witnessed development of Miles City’s north side, with expensive homes being built on generous tracts of land. As land became scarce, parcels were carved from spacious lawns and working families became the neighbors of prominent residents. This charming Queen Anne style cottage, built on land once part of the property to the north, illustrates the trend. Constructed circa 1901, the home also foreshadows changing architectural tastes. Its symmetry reflects the newer Colonial Revival style while wide eaves suggest the Prairie style. Lovely stained glass transoms—a classic Queen Anne element—are, however, a dominant feature. The Craftsman style garage, constructed a little later to replace a barn, further chronicles neighborhood changes as transportation shifted from horse to automobile. Maud B. and Albert W. Kennie, later the longtime proprietors of the Olive Hotel, sold the home to rancher John S. Howe in 1904. The residence likely served as winter quarters so the Howe children could attend nearby Washington School.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series.
Kennie / Howe House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
2. Kennie / Howe House and Marker
The marker is behind the window screen to the right of the entrance door.
This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 24.576′ N, 105° 50.729′ W. Marker is in Miles City, Montana, in Custer County. Marker is on North 11th Street near Palmer Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 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. Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Alderson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Emmanuel Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McAusland House (about 300 feet away); Furstnow House (about 300 feet away); 1005 Palmer (about 400 feet away); Ulmer House (about 400 feet away); Carriage House Historic District (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miles City.
 
Kennie/Howe House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
3. Kennie/Howe House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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