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

542 North Twelfth Avenue

Forsyth Residential Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
1. 542 North Twelfth Avenue Marker
Inscription.  Northern Pacific conductor Frank Runyan and his wife, Nellie, built this one-story bungalow in 1914. County jailor Dick Wright and his wife, Edith, lived here from 1919 to 1923. A. J. and Ina Freeman owned the home in 1940. A. J. was justice of the peace; Ina helped found the Forsyth library and served as its first librarian. Before dentist Craig Phillips and his wife, Julia, purchased the residence in 1942, the house had been used as a duplex. One family lived in the daylight basement and the other on the main floor. Both families shared a single bathroom by the basement stairs. A community-minded dentist, Craig served on the school board, the hospital board, and as a church trustee. His business records show that he charged the same rates from 1934, when he opened his Forsyth practice, until his death in 1966. After Craig died, Julia worked for twenty-one years as secretary of the Federated Church. She lived here full time until 1990 and then in the summers until her death in 2000.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings
542 North Twelfth Avenue Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
2. 542 North Twelfth Avenue Residence and Marker
The marker is to the right of the steps.
Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 16.248′ N, 106° 40.734′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Montana, in Rosebud County. Marker is on North 12th Avenue near Oak Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 542 North 12th 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. Sorenson Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); 610 North Twelfth Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Meredith Residence (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 474 North Thirteenth Avenue (about 500 feet away); 411 North Twelfth Avenue (about 500 feet away); Bachelors Club (about 500 feet away); E.A. Cornwell Residence (about 600 feet away); F.V.H. Collins Residence (about 700 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 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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