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

Meyerhoff Residence

Forsyth Residential Historic District

 
 
Meyerhoff Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
1. Meyerhoff Residence Marker
Inscription.  Emmett and Anna Meyerhoff arrived in Forsyth in 1902 and quickly became prominent in Forsyth society. The assistant cashier of the newly organized Forsyth State Bank (later First National Bank), Meyerhoff was bank president by 1913. Anna was active in the Forsyth Woman’s Club, whose meetings she sometimes hosted here, while Emmett was a committed Mason and a founding member of the Chamber of Commerce. He also served a term as mayor. The Meyerhoffs purchased this plot in 1907, and sometime before 1910 constructed an elegant, hipped-roof bungalow. The home boasts an interesting combination of decorative features including Craftsman style exposed rafter tails and multi-paned windows. After the agricultural depression forced the closure of all of Forsyth’s banks in 1923, the Meyerhoffs moved to Los Angeles, where Emmett found work as an accountant. Forsyth businessman Walter Dean purchased the home in 1945 for his son, Walter, and daughter-in-law, Esther. In the early 1960s, during the Cold War, the Deans installed a bomb shelter in the basement. Although Walter died in 1998, Esther still lived here in 2004.
 
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Meyerhoff Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
2. Meyerhoff Residence and Marker
The marker is to the right of the steps, sitting on the window sill.
Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 16.143′ N, 106° 40.543′ 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: 286 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. Bland Residence (a few steps from this marker); Beeman Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry and Frances Cornwall Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); McCuistion Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maurice and Mary Lord Residence (about 300 feet away); Lida Parker Residence (about 300 feet away); E.A. Richardson Residence (about 400 feet away); Thurston Residence (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forsyth.
 
Additional keywords. bomb shelter
 
 
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 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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