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

1040 North 31 Street

North Elevation Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. 1040 North 31 Street Marker
Inscription.  Dubbed one of Billings’ “pioneer building contractors,” Emanuel Lindstrom waited until age thirty-eight to marry twenty-two-year-old Radina Holen, a fellow immigrant from Norway. In 1913, the Lindstroms moved into this Prairie style residence, where they raised three children. The two-story American Foursquare home features restrained geometric ornamentation, a hipped roof with extended eaves and a central attic dormer, and a wraparound front porch, enclosed sometime after 1958. Between 1912 and 1923, the Lindstroms added a two-car garage, a reflection of the growing importance of automobiles to North Elevation homeowners. Home prices suffered during the Great Depression and the residence, valued at $10,000 in 1930, was worth only $6,500 in 1940. Benjamin Harwood purchased the residence from the Lindstroms in 1937, just a year after Benjamin was first elected district judge. A dedicated jurist, Ben was also interested in aviation. A World War I pilot wounded in France, he was instrumental in developing the Billings airport as chairman of the airport commission. He and his wife Nina lived here until 1971.
 
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1040 North 31 Street Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. 1040 North 31 Street Residence and Marker
Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceArchitectureNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 45° 47.391′ N, 108° 31.147′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker is on North 31st Street near 11th Avenue North, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1040 -108519112, 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. 1102 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1110 North 31 Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1111 North 31 Street (about 300 feet away); Robert (Bob) Martin (about 300 feet away); North Elevation Historic District (about 400 feet away); 1115 North 31 Street (about 400 feet away); 1109 North 32 Street (about 400 feet away); 1109 North 31 Street (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Billings.
 
1040 North 31 Street Residence image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
3. 1040 North 31 Street Residence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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