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

474 North Thirteenth Avenue

Forsyth Residential Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
1. 474 North Thirteenth Avenue Marker
Inscription.  A single-story octagonal cutaway bay with prominent wooden brackets and a multi-sided screen porch mark the street façade of this T-shaped, two-story home. An excellent example of vernacular Queen Anne style architecture, the home displays much historic detail common to the form: irregular angles, cutaway bays, decorative multi-paned windows, wooden bracketing, a large porch, and a flared roofline. Inside the home, many of the corners are convex rather than the traditional 90 degrees. According to papers found tucked inside the home’s walls for safekeeping, the house was built in 1897. However, it was not moved to this lot until circa 1909. Robert Lane, who owned a sheep ranch near Big Porcupine, lived here with his wife, Dora, and their three children from 1909 to 1914. Rosebud County rancher Charles Straw and his wife, Mabel, owned the home between 1914 and 1918. Both the Lanes and the Straws left Rosebud County before 1920, likely due to the extended drought, which made it difficult to make a living from the land.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is
474 North Thirteenth Avenue Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
2. 474 North Thirteenth Avenue Residence and Marker
listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 16.237′ N, 106° 40.62′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Montana, in Rosebud County. Marker is on North 13th Avenue near Oak Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 474 North 13th 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. Bachelors Club (within shouting distance of this marker); 411 North Twelfth Avenue (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); E.A. Cornwell Residence (about 400 feet away); Sorenson Residence (about 400 feet away); Maurice and Mary Lord Residence (about 400 feet away); Meredith Residence (about 400 feet away); 542 North Twelfth Avenue (about 500 feet away); Harry and Frances Cornwall Residence (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forsyth.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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