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Forsyth in Rosebud County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Claude O. Marcyes House

 
 
Claude O. Marcyes House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2020
1. Claude O. Marcyes House Marker
Inscription.  Five brick houses, all built by early Forsyth merchant Hiram Marcyes, lined this block in 1903. Marcyes arrived in Forsyth in 1882 when it was just a tent town. In 1888, he built the first brick business block in Forsyth; fifteen years later he constructed the grand Commercial Hotel. The owner of a brickyard, Marcyes was responsible for most of Forsyth’s brick residential construction. While the town’s other businessmen built elegant wooden homes on the north side, Marcyes built a brick house for himself (since razed) and several rental properties on the south side. He also had south side homes built for each of his five children, including this one-and-one-half-story Queen Anne style residence, constructed in 1899 for his oldest son Claude. Claude was in college when his father built this house. In 1910, he was living on a nearby ranch. He may have used this residence as a town house until he sold it in 1916. In the 1920s he worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad. He reportedly crossed the picket line during a 1923 strike, after which the Northern Pacific relocated him to Missoula, where he worked as foreman in the tool department. Relatively
Claude O. Marcyes House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2020
2. Claude O. Marcyes House and Marker
few turn-of-the-century Forsyth homes display this level of detail and complexity. The residence’s contrasting textures, steeply pitched roof, patterned shingles, and asymmetrical façade all speak to its Queen Anne origins, while its graceful three-part Palladian window adds particular visual interest.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 15.659′ N, 106° 40.719′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Montana, in Rosebud County. Marker is at the intersection of South 7th Avenue and Vne Street, on the left when traveling south on South 7th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 390 South 7th Avenue, Forsyth MT 59327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forsyth, MT (approx. 0.3 miles away); Commercial Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Forsyth, MT (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Forsyth, MT (approx. 0.3 miles away); 933 Main Street (approx.
Claude O. Marcyes House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2020
3. Claude O. Marcyes House
0.3 miles away); Merchant Bank (approx. 0.3 miles away); Roxy Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forsyth.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 16, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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