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

Thurston Residence

Forsyth Residential Historic District

 
 
Thurston Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
1. Thurston Residence Marker
Inscription.  Small touches add elegance to this one-and-one-half-story Colonial Revival residence and matching garage. Particularly noteworthy are its overall symmetry, prominent eave returns, shingled gabled ends, and classical pillars supporting the hipped roof of the front porch. The home’s relative lack of adornment owes much to the early twentieth century’s emphasis on simplicity and clean lines. Its longest-term residents were Andrew and Ellen Thurston and their four daughters. Andrew managed the Yellowstone Elevator Company before becoming a car salesman while Ellen was locally known for her hospitality. The popular Forsyth couple may have built the home after purchasing the lot from prominent businessman and banker Emmett Meyerhoff in 1919. They owned the residence until 1937. The wooden home with clapboard siding has changed little since it was first built. Except for the modern porch screens, storm windows, and metal roof, the exterior looks much as it did in 1920. The interior still boasts hardwood floors, wood trim, crown molding, and even some of the original light fixtures.
 
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Thurston Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
2. Thurston Residence and Marker
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Topics and series. 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° 40.466′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Montana, in Rosebud County. Marker is at the intersection of North 14th Avenue and River Street, on the left when traveling north on North 14th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 290 North 14th 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. Forsyth, MT (here, next to this marker); Bland Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harry and Frances Cornwall Residence (about 400 feet away); Maurice and Mary Lord Residence (about 400 feet away); Meyerhoff Residence (about 400 feet away); Beeman Residence (about 400 feet away); McCuistion Residence (about 500 feet away); Thomas Alexander, 1856-1918 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forsyth.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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