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

411 North Twelfth Avenue

Forsyth Residential Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
1. 411 North Twelfth Avenue Marker
Inscription.  Early pioneers Thomas and Mary Alexander owned large swaths of land in and around Forsyth, including most of this block, which they subdivided into lots. They sold this tract to Edward Jones in 1903, who likely built this asymmetrical two-story residence soon after. Builders like Jones had begun to turn away from Victorian excess after the turn of the century. Although this home features a number of Queen Anne elements—multiple roof faces, an octagonal bay, and decorative spindlework—it is less ornate than earlier examples of the style. Edwin and Isobel Katzenstein rented the home in 1912. Edwin, known affectionately as “Katzie,” was proprietor of the Forsyth News Co., a community institution. John and Mabel Hefferin lived here with their family in 1914. John was co-owner of a Main Street saloon. That the Hefferins lived in this elegant home on a prestigious corner lot reflected the family’s rising fortunes. The Twelfth Avenue residence was certainly quieter and more comfortable than their earlier accommodations on Main Street.
 
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411 North Twelfth Avenue Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
2. 411 North Twelfth Avenue Residence and Marker
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° 16.183′ N, 106° 40.661′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Montana, in Rosebud County. Marker is at the intersection of North 12th Avenue and Park Street, on the right when traveling north on North 12th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 411 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. E.A. Cornwell Residence (a few steps from this marker); Meredith Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Lida Parker Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); E.A. Richardson Residence (about 400 feet away); F.V.H. Collins Residence (about 400 feet away); 474 North Thirteenth Avenue (about 400 feet away); Sorenson Residence (about 400 feet away); Edwards Residence (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forsyth.
 
411 North Twelfth Avenue Residence image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
3. 411 North Twelfth Avenue Residence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 18, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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