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

The Gazette Building - circa 1935

Historic Montana Avenue

 
 
The Gazette Building - circa 1935 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. The Gazette Building - circa 1935 Marker
Inscription.  The Billings Daily Gazette was formed in May of 1885 by the consolidation of three newspapers: The Billings Herald, the Daily Rustler, and the Billings Post. Celebration of the merger gave way to despair when the Gazette's newspaper offices went up in flames a short time later. The newspaper operated at different locations in the 100 block of North 27th Street for several years before buying the First National Bank building on the northwest corner of North 27th Street and Montana Avenue.
 
Erected by Downtown Billings Starts Here. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications.
 
Location. 45° 46.908′ N, 108° 30.243′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker is on Montana Avenue (Business Interstate 90) near North 27th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2705 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 this marker. The Billings Opera House - circa 1915 (a few steps from this marker); Oliver Building (a few steps
The Gazette Building - circa 1935 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. The Gazette Building - circa 1935 Marker
from this marker); The 2700 Block, Montana Avenue - circa 1909 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stockman Bar - circa 1945 (within shouting distance of this marker); Standing Outside the Stockman's Café (within shouting distance of this marker); The Selvidge/Babcock Building - circa 1925 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mills Durant Star Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Chapple Drug Store - 1893 (about 300 feet away). 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 February 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 1, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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