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

The Eagle Hotel - circa 1905

Historic Montana Avenue

 
 
The Eagle Hotel - circa 1905 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. The Eagle Hotel - circa 1905 Marker
Inscription.  The Eagle Hotel was built by Austrian immigrant Matthias Thomas, who raised his five children in a second-floor apartment of the hotel. The hotel was reportedly used as an auxiliary hospital during the flu epidemic of 1918.
Local entrepreneur Michael Schaer renovated the Victorian Italianate style structure in the 1990's.
 
Erected by Downtown Billings Starts Here. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 45° 46.999′ N, 108° 30.047′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker is on Montana Avenue (Business Interstate 90) near North 25th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2417 Montana, 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 Oxford Hotel - 1918 (a few steps from this marker); The Beanery - 1909 (a few steps from this marker); Rex Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The McCormick Hotel - 1905 (within shouting
The Eagle Hotel - circa 1905 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. The Eagle Hotel - circa 1905 Marker
distance of this marker); Billings Townsite Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Calamity Jane Visits Montana Avenue - 1894 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Northern Pacific Depot - 1909 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chief Plenty Coups Visits - circa 1921 (about 400 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.
 
The Eagle Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
3. The Eagle Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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