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

Ulmer House

Carriage House Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
1. Ulmer House Marker
Inscription.  The elegance of this magnificent Neoclassical style mansion belies the humble roots of its first owner, George H. Ulmer, the Pennsylvania-born son of a German immigrant. Ulmer came to Miles City in 1883, and by 1889 partners George Miles and Charles Strevell had added Ulmer’s name to their pioneer hardware firm. It became the largest hardware company in southeastern Montana. Helena-based architect Charles S. Haire designed the home for Ulmer and his wife, Flora, in 1902. Haire, whose talents contributed much to the local streetscape, was at that time frequently in Miles City supervising the design and construction of the Carnegie Library and the Ursuline Convent. These and the Ulmer residence showcase the architect’s fluency in the Neoclassical style. Haire’s design of this residence helped inspire a new trend in Miles City’s domestic architecture. A grand semicircular entry porch, Ionic columns, Palladian windows, and a central pediment with an inset lunette are elements characteristic of the style. Very fine detailing includes molded pilasters, a carved wreath above the main entry, paneled oak doors, and beveled glass.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
2. Ulmer House and Marker
Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 24.526′ N, 105° 50.783′ W. Marker is in Miles City, Montana, in Custer County. Marker is at the intersection of Pleasant Street and North 10th Street, on the left when traveling east on Pleasant Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1003 Pleasant 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. Carriage House Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Furstnow House (within shouting distance of this marker); John and Anna Gibb House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Methodist Church (about 300 feet away); Kennie / Howe House (about 400 feet away); 1005 Palmer (about 400 feet away); McAusland House (about 500 feet away); Alderson House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miles City.
 
Ulmer House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
3. Ulmer 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 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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