“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Coleman Residence

East Main Street Residential Historic District

Coleman Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
1. Coleman Residence Marker
Inscription.  The steamer Far West carried Irish immigrant James Coleman to Fort Keogh in 1876. After working for the army sutler, Coleman moved into Miles City, where he managed a saloon frequented by army regulars. In 1882, he married his Irish bride, Margaret Golden. The couple had ten children. By 1912, Coleman owned his own saloon, the New Stand, had invested in a coal mine and ranchland, and had helped found the Miles City Chamber of Commerce. That year, the Colemans decided to build a new home, which reflected their rise in status. Fashion at the time dictated clean lines, a trend this elegant residence personifies. Its two-and-one-half stories, simple box shape, low-hipped roof, and large central dormer mark it as a foursquare. One of the most popular styles in America during the 1910s, foursquares offered a dignified home for a relatively economical price. Members of the Coleman family continued to live here into the 1950s. In later years, the porch was enclosed and the house was converted into apartments. In the 1990s, the long process of restoring the home began.
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
Coleman Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
2. Coleman Residence and Marker
The marker is in the red flowerbed.

Topics and series. 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° 24.495′ N, 105° 50.004′ W. Marker is in Miles City, Montana, in Custer County. Marker is on M (State Highway 59) near South Strevell Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2116 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. Anderson Bungalow (within shouting distance of this marker); Stacy Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Gray Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2008 Main Street (about 400 feet away); Lukes/Love House (about 500 feet away); Rinehart House (about 600 feet away); Ed and Doris Love House (about 700 feet away); Harry J. Horton Residence (about 700 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 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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