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

Bland Residence

Forsyth Residential Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
1. Bland Residence Marker
Inscription.  “The three Longley cottages in the eastern part of the city have been completed and are ready for occupancy,” announced the Forsyth Times in November 1901. Two of those cottages were almost certainly this hipped-roof residence and its twin next door, both owned by M. Longley. The homes are typical of Forsyth’s turn-of-the- century masonry residences, most of which have since been covered with stucco. Mass production of decorative details allowed even modest houses to partake of architectural fashion. In the case of these two homes, the fish scale shingles ornamenting their front gable ends and the turned wooden posts supporting the gabled porch roofs visually reference the popular Queen Anne style. In 1914, real estate salesman Arthur Bland lived here with his wife, Maude, and their daughter, Marvel. The public administrator for Rosebud County from 1913 to 1928, Bland had to scramble to make a living after the homestead boom dried up; by 1920, he was working for the railroad as a brakeman. In 1928, the Blands moved to Billings, where Arthur once again sold real estate.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
2. Bland Residence and Marker
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 16.145′ N, 106° 40.525′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Montana, in Rosebud County. Marker is on North 13th Avenue near River Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 273 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 (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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Maurice and Mary Lord Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thurston Residence (about 300 feet away); Forsyth, MT (about 300 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 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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