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Billings in Yellowstone County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Parmly Billings Library - 1901

Historic Montana Avenue

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. The Parmly Billings Library - 1901 Marker
Inscription.  The Parmly Billings Memorial Library was a gift from the Frederick and Julia Parmly Billings Estate in more of their eldest child, Parmly. Parmly spent four years in Billings and died unexpectedly on a return trip back to this home in Vermont in 1888. Parmly's brother Frederick Jr., and sister Elizabeth supported the construction of the main library in 1901, the east wing in 1913, and the west wing in 1923. The building was restored and reopened in 1971 as the Western Heritage Center, a history museum interpreting and reflecting life in the Yellowstone River Valley.
 
Erected by Downtown Billings Starts Here. (Marker Number 31.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 45° 46.852′ N, 108° 30.355′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker is on Montana Avenue (Business U.S. 90) near North 29th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2817 Montana Avenue, Billings MT 59101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
The Parmly Billings Library - 1901 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. The Parmly Billings Library - 1901 and Marker
The marker is on the opposite side of the street on the light pole on the far right.
this marker. The Clark Hotel - 1928 (a few steps from this marker); Losekamp Block (a few steps from this marker); The Losekamp Building - 1903 (a few steps from this marker); Frederick Billings (a few steps from this marker); J.K. Ralston Cabin-Studio (within shouting distance of this marker); An Automobile at the Cigar Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Billings' First Bank - 1883 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chapple Drug Store - 1893 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Billings.
 
More about this marker. Markers erected by Downtown Billings Starts Here are secure to streetlight poles and are only visible from the sidewalk provided they are not covered by a flower pot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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