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

Wilson Residence

Forsyth Residential Historic District

 
 
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Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
1. Wilson Residence Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Arthur C. Wilson moved to Forsyth after graduating medical school in 1891. He worked as a surgeon for the Northern Pacific Railroad, as a medical examiner for insurance companies, and as the county health officer. Forsyth’s first resident physician, he also maintained an active general practice and is said to have covered “the territory between Miles City and Musselshell and to the Wyoming line.” He and his wife Ida had this home built in 1903 either replacing or substantially enlarging the small wooden home that occupied this lot by 1897. The two- and-one-half-story residence on a double corner lot reflected the prominence of its owners, who lived here until Dr. Wilson’s death in 1929. Popular Queen Anne elements ornament the home: a wraparound porch, two-story octagonal bay, and decorative leaded glass. Although it looks like an addition, the one-story room behind the house was part of the original design. Placing the kitchen under separate roof minimized fire risk. Bucket brigades could more easily reach a one-story roof, perhaps saving the main house in case of a kitchen fire.
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable BuildingsScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 46° 16.055′ N, 106° 40.639′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Montana, in Rosebud County. Marker is at the intersection of North 11th Avenue and Cedar Street, on the right when traveling north on North 11th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 North 11th 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. 241 North Eleventh Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Northway Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church and Manse (within shouting distance of this marker); 310 North Eleventh Avenue (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Taber Residence (about 400 feet away); Masonic Temple (about 400 feet away); E.A. Richardson Residence (about 400 feet away); Blue Front Rooming House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forsyth.
 
Wilson Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
2. Wilson Residence and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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