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

Maurice and Mary Lord Residence

Forsyth Residential Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
1. Maurice and Mary Lord Residence Marker
Inscription.  When the Milwaukee road arrived in 1907, Forsyth boomed, and carpenter Maurice S. Lord decided to open his own business. “It won’t cost you anything to talk to me,” he advertised, “and if I can’t suit you as to price and quality, then give the job to the other fellow and we will still be friends.” A few years earlier, he and his wife Mary built this two-story transitional Queen Anne/Colonial Revival home. Lord likely constructed the residence himself. Its unusual T-shaped floor plan was a good advertisement for his skills as a homebuilder, especially since the house doubled as his office. Nevertheless, evidence suggests that business was slower than he hoped. Plumbers who added a bathroom in 1909 sued the Lords for payment, and three years later Richardson Mercantile temporarily attached a lien to the property. The Lords sold the home in 1912 and left Forsyth to try their hand at farming. By 1914, however, the family had moved to Columbus, where Maurice once again worked as a carpenter.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed
Maurice and Mary Lord Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
2. Maurice and Mary Lord Residence and Marker
in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 16.188′ N, 106° 40.557′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Montana, in Rosebud County. Marker is on North 13th Avenue near Park Street when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 357 North 13th 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. Harry and Frances Cornwall Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Meyerhoff Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bland Residence (about 300 feet away); Beeman Residence (about 400 feet away); Thurston Residence (about 400 feet away); Forsyth, MT (about 400 feet away); E.A. Cornwell Residence (about 400 feet away); Lida Parker Residence (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forsyth.
 
Maurice and Mary Lord Residence image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
3. Maurice and Mary Lord Residence
 
 
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 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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