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

241 North Eleventh Avenue

 
 
241 North Eleventh Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
1. 241 North Eleventh Avenue Marker
Inscription.  By 1897, a single-story home stood on this site. Owners had added a wing and two porches by 1910, but by 1920 that house had been replaced with this one-story bungalow. The full-length front porch tucked beneath the roof, exposed rafter tails, and decorative wooden brackets on both home and garage all suggest Craftsman style influence. When railroad conductor William Moore and his wife, Ruth, purchased the home in 1918, it was worth more than $2,500. Four years later, the couple sold it to Northern Pacific yardman Fred Gardkey, who rented it to various tenants. Among them was Burt Clark, a self-proclaimed “finger print expert.” In 1928, Fred and his wife, Bessie, died of pneumonia within days of each other. Fred did not have a will, and his estate was tied up in court until 1936. That year, roundhouse foreman T. E. Beals and his wife, Ella, purchased the home for $675—much less than its $1,250 appraised value. They continued to own and presumably rent out the residence until Ella sold the property in 1946.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker
241 North Eleventh Avenue Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
2. 241 North Eleventh Avenue Residence and Marker
The marker is to the left of the steps.
is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 16.072′ N, 106° 40.652′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Montana, in Rosebud County. Marker is on North 11th Avenue near River Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 241 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. Wilson Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Northway Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Taber Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); 310 North Eleventh Avenue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church and Manse (about 300 feet away); E.A. Richardson Residence (about 400 feet away); Edwards Residence (about 400 feet away); Lida Parker Residence (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forsyth.
 
 
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 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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