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

Lukes/Love House

East Main Street Residential Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
1. Lukes/Love House Marker
Inscription.  Built for C. N. and Louise E. Lukes in 1911, the home is also known as the Ed Love House. Lukes was cashier of the Commercial State Bank and after the deaths of C. N. and Louise in 1929, ownership passed to their daughter, Doris Lukes Love, and her husband, Ed Love. Ed Love was a prominent businessman involved in nearly every aspect of Miles City life. From the Horse Sales Company to homestead real estate ventures and the Love Ford Motor Company, Love contributed to the city’s early development. However, several bankruptcies forced Love to put the home in his wife’s name. Doris retained ownership until her death in 1967. Their daughters, Margaret and Dorie Lou, sold the home in 1972 upon Love’s death. Typical of Main Street homes from 1910 to 1920, the house is a high style Craftsman type, with expensive departures from the norm that make the home stand out. Later remodeling efforts produced the enclosed porch.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
2. Lukes/Love House and Marker
Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 24.496′ N, 105° 49.896′ W. Marker is in Miles City, Montana, in Custer County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 59) and South Stacy Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2302 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. Ed and Doris Love House (within shouting distance of this marker); Stacy Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coleman Residence (about 500 feet away); Anderson Bungalow (about 500 feet away); Dr. Gray Residence (about 700 feet away); 2008 Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rinehart House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harry J. Horton Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miles City.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
3. Lukes/Love House
 
 
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 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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