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

Beeman Residence

Forsyth Residential Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
1. Beeman Residence Marker
Inscription.  Arrival of the Milwaukee railroad and the masses of homesteaders who followed in its wake meant land-office business for Forsyth. As Rosebud County seat, Forsyth provided plenty of work for lawyers like Henry Beeman, who opened a title abstract company in 1911. The following year, he and his wife, Maude, erected this Craftsman style home a half block from the county courthouse where Henry conducted much of his business. The one-and- one-half-story residence boasts many classic Craftsman style features, including a front gable dormer, exposed rafter tails, and decorative roof brackets, while an inset front porch and polygonal side bay window enhance the façade. In the 1920s, the Beemans, who had two children, let rooms to unmarried schoolteachers. Before becoming a lawyer, Henry served as Forsyth’s first superintendent of schools. Both Henry and Maude were active in the community. Henry served as county attorney for eight years and city attorney and clerk for thirty years, while Maude was a charter member of the Forsyth Woman’s Club. After Maude’s death in 1958, Henry continued to live here until 1963.
 
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Beeman Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
2. Beeman Residence and Marker
The marker is on the post to the right of the stairs.
Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 16.132′ N, 106° 40.529′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Montana, in Rosebud County. Marker is on North 13th Avenue near River Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 262 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Meyerhoff 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 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Alexander, 1856-1918 (about 400 feet away); Lida Parker Residence (about 400 feet away); Thurston Residence (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forsyth.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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