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

The 2700 Block, Montana Avenue - circa 1909

Historic Montana Avenue

 
 
The 2700 Block, Montana Avenue - circa 1909 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. The 2700 Block, Montana Avenue - circa 1909 Marker
Inscription.  The Oliver Building was part of an early 20th century downtown development boom along the railroad tracks parallel to Montana Avenue. Constructed in an area that generally marketed manufactured, agricultural and wholesale goods, the building is a strong element within this block of solid architectural styles that present a heavy industrial look. This building style was developed in Chicago and transported west during the 1890's to 1910's.
 
Erected by Downtown Billings Starts Here. (Marker Number 37.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 45° 46.895′ N, 108° 30.243′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker can be reached from Montana Avenue (Business Interstate 90) near North 27th Street (State Highway 3), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2702 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 Stockman Bar - circa 1945 (a few steps from this marker); Oliver Building (a few steps from this marker);
The Oliver Building and The 2700 Block, Montana Avenue - circa 1909 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. The Oliver Building and The 2700 Block, Montana Avenue - circa 1909 Marker
The marker is on the streetlight standard behind the black car.
The Billings Opera House - circa 1915 (a few steps from this marker); The Gazette Building - circa 1935 (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); The Chapple Drug Store - 1893 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Billings' First Bank - 1883 (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 standards and are only visible from the sidewalk provided they are not covered by a flower pot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 5, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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