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

Harry and Frances Cornwall Residence

Forsyth Residential Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
1. Harry and Frances Cornwall Residence Marker
Inscription.  Decorative half-timbering and an intricate roofline distinguish this elegant one-and-one-half-story home. Mary Philbrick had the residence built as a wedding present for her daughter Mary Frances and son-in-law Harry Cornwell, a hardware merchant. The Philbricks were a wealthy Rosebud County ranching family, and Mary reportedly gave “munificent gifts of property” to each of her three children on their marriages. Harry and Frances Cornwell married in Minneapolis in 1916, and the house was still under construction when they returned to Forsyth after a month’s honeymoon. One of Forsyth’s largest and most finely detailed Craftsman style residences, the home features many of that architectural style’s hallmarks, including large overhanging eaves, exposed rafter tails, wooden braces, and multi-pane windows. The Cornwells enclosed the front porch sometime after 1941. The couple raised two children in this home, and their son Howard, who later managed the Philbrick family ranch holdings, lived here into the 1990s.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
2. Harry and Frances Cornwall Residence and Marker
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listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
 
Location. 46° 16.159′ N, 106° 40.548′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Montana, in Rosebud County. Marker is at the intersection of North 13th Avenue and River Street, on the left when traveling north on North 13th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 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. Meyerhoff Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Bland Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Maurice and Mary Lord Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Beeman Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Lida Parker Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McCuistion Residence (about 400 feet away); Thurston Residence (about 400 feet away); Forsyth, MT (about 400 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 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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