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

John and Anna Gibb House

Carriage House Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
1. John and Anna Gibb House Marker
Inscription.  Complex rooflines and decorative details define this wood-frame residence. Particularly noteworthy are the ornamental bargeboards fastened to the roofline and the unique bull’s-eye pattern decorating the front gable. Other details include windows decorated by wooden sashes (muntins) laid in a diamond pattern and fish scale shingles in the porch roof pediment. The elegant residence was built between 1894 and 1904, possibly by John and Anna Gibb, who purchased the lot in 1903 from sheepman J. W. Pope. The Gibbs arrived in Miles City in 1882. A lawyer, coal merchant, insurance agent, and real estate and livestock salesman, John Gibbs also served as Custer County sheriff and Justice of the Peace. Originally, the deed to the home was in Anna’s name. Under certain circumstances, married women’s property was protected from their husbands’ creditors, and families used this fact to protect their assets. Anna transferred the title to John in 1909, and in 1915, they hired builder Mel Paddock to construct an addition on the residence’s east side. The couple remained in residence in 1920. John died at age seventy-seven in 1921; Anna died two years later.
John and Anna Gibb House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
2. John and Anna Gibb House and Marker

 
Erected by 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° 24.506′ N, 105° 50.85′ W. Marker is in Miles City, Montana, in Custer County. Marker is at the intersection of Pleasant Street and North 9th Street, on the left when traveling east on Pleasant Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 903 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. Ulmer House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carriage House Historic District (about 300 feet away); Furstnow House (about 500 feet away); Jackson Block (about 500 feet away); 1005 Palmer (about 600 feet away); McAusland House (about 600 feet away); Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); Kennie / Howe House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miles City.
 
John and Anna Gibb House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
3. John and Anna Gibb 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 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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