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

The Sawyer Stores - 1928

Historic Montana Avenue

 
 
The Sawyer Stores - 1928 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. The Sawyer Stores - 1928 Marker
Inscription.  This two-story brick building, across the street from the depot, was built by Frank Jacoby and Son in 1928 to house the Sawyer Food Company's regional headquarters and a distribution center to supply the company's 26 retail stores in eastern Montana and northern Wyoming. Later occupants included the Spaghetti Factory, the Coulson City Saloon and, most recently, the Depot Antique Mall.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 45° 47.059′ N, 108° 29.925′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker is at the intersection of Montana Avenue (Business Interstate 90) and North 23rd Street, on the left when traveling east on Montana Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2223 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 Yellowstone Garage - 1920 (a few steps from this marker); Sawyer Stores (a few steps from this marker); The Purity Bread Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Teddy Roosevelt Visits the Depot - 1918
The Sawyer Stores - 1928 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. The Sawyer Stores - 1928 Marker
The marker is on the streetlight pole behind the flower pot.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Flood of 1937 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Billings Brewery - Opened in 1899 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fight or Flight of the Nez Perce (within shouting distance of this marker); Northern Pacific Depot "Union Station" (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.
 
The Sawyer Stores Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
3. The Sawyer Stores Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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