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

The Selvidge/Babcock Building - circa 1925

Historic Montana Avenue

 
 
The Selvidge/Babcock Building - circa 1925 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. The Selvidge/Babcock Building - circa 1925 Marker
Inscription.  One of Billings' most devastating fires destroyed the original Babcock/Selvidge Building in June of 1919. After being completely rebuilt, the building housed various motor supply and automobile dealers including Hines Motor Supply Company and the O'Rourke Motor Car Company. Large street-level windows displayed the newest automobiles of the 1930's.
 
Erected by Downtown Billings Starts Here. (Marker Number 35.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 45° 46.876′ N, 108° 30.283′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker is on Montana Avenue (Business Interstate 90) near North 28th Street, aka North Broadway, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2724 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 Chapple Drug Store - 1893 (within shouting distance of this marker); Billings' First Bank - 1883 (within shouting distance of this marker); Standing Outside the Stockman's Café
The Selvidge/Babcock Building - circa 1925 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. The Selvidge/Babcock Building - circa 1925 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Stockman Bar - circa 1945 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Billings Opera House - circa 1915 (within shouting distance of this marker); The 2700 Block, Montana Avenue - circa 1909 (within shouting distance of this marker); An Automobile at the Cigar Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gazette Building - circa 1935 (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 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 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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