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

2008 Main Street

East Main Street Residential Historic District

 
 
2008 Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
1. 2008 Main Street Marker
Inscription.  High maintenance steam engines required railroads to locate large repair shops every two hundred miles. After the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad chose Miles City for a division point in 1907, the town grew rapidly. Population increased to 4,697 in 1910, a 140 percent increase over the 1900 population of 1,938. With an influx of well-paid railroad workers and new businesses, residential construction boomed, and a comfortable subdivision emerged on Main. Built between 1908 and 1912, possibly for Jasper Brenizer, the home’s first known resident, this two-story house combines Queen Anne and Colonial Revival elements. Its cross-gable plan, leaded- glass windows, and fish scale shingles are associated with the Queen Anne style; the enclosed cornice returns, overall simplicity, and classical porch supports reflect Colonial Revival. The current wraparound porch replaced the original full-length front porch between 1916 and 1928. Milwaukee Road conductor Newman Fuller lived here in 1913. Promoted to trainmaster by 1920, Newman resided here with his wife Ellen, their daughter Margaret, and boarder Sarah Riley, who supported herself as
2008 Main Street House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
2. 2008 Main Street House and Marker
a dressmaker.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 24.498′ N, 105° 50.111′ W. Marker is in Miles City, Montana, in Custer County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 59) near South Jordan Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2008 Main 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. Dr. Gray Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Rinehart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry J. Horton Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Miles City East Main Street Residential Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Foster House (about 300 feet away); Pope House (about 400 feet away); Coleman Residence (about 400 feet away); Anderson Bungalow (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miles City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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