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

The Oxford Hotel - 1918

Historic Montana Avenue

 
 
The Oxford Hotel - 1918 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. The Oxford Hotel - 1918 Marker
Inscription.  This two-story red brick building in Victorian Italianate style was built around 1912. The City condemned the building for use as a hotel in 1981. As antique dealer Mike Gregory was negotiating to buy the hotel's furniture, he made a deal to purchase the hotel as well. Mike and Alexandra Gregory opened Oxford Antiques in the old hotel that year. Their business has witnessed Montana Avenue's rougher years as well as its renaissance.
 
Erected by Downtown Billings Starts Here. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 45° 47.004′ N, 108° 30.039′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker is on Montana Avenue (Business Interstate 90) near North 24th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2411 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 Eagle Hotel - circa 1905 (a few steps from this marker); The Beanery - 1909 (a few steps from this marker); Rex Hotel
The Oxford Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. The Oxford Hotel
(within shouting distance of this marker); Billings Townsite Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); The McCormick Hotel - 1905 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Northern Pacific Depot - 1909 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calamity Jane Visits Montana Avenue - 1894 (about 300 feet away); Northern Pacific Depot "Union Station" (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.
 
 
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 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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Mar. 3, 2021