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

McCuistion Residence

Forsyth Residential Historic District

 
 
McCuistion Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
1. McCuistion Residence Marker
Inscription.  The deep eaves and flared rooflines of this two-story home were meant to evoke the Far East, while its octagonal tower, ornamental brackets, decorative beveled glass, and corbelled chimneys reveal the attention to detail that accompanied the home’s construction. Forsyth contractor Louis Wahl built the elegant residence for rancher and businessman Joshua McCuistion and his wife, Grace, in 1914. Grace, who had traveled to Asia, had a great appreciation for eastern architecture and was reportedly intimately involved with the home’s design and construction. She is said to have checked every load of lumber delivered to the site, sending back any boards that didn’t meet her specifications. Described by the Forsyth Times as “one of the most costly in the city,” the residence served as the McCuistion’s “town house.” In 1928 they sold it to Whit and Elsie Carolan. The home’s location was particularly convenient for Whit, a lawyer who served as county attorney and whose office was at the county courthouse. Elsie, who taught piano to generations of Forsyth children, lived here until 1978.
 
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McCuistion Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
2. McCuistion Residence and Marker
Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 16.107′ N, 106° 40.503′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Montana, in Rosebud County. Marker is on North 13th Avenue near Cedar Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 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. Beeman Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Alexander, 1856-1918 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bland Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Meyerhoff Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rosebud County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Forsyth Residential Historic District (about 300 feet away); Harry and Frances Cornwall Residence (about 400 feet away); First Presbyterian Church and Manse (about 500 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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