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

1102 North 31 Street

North Elevation Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. 1102 North 31 Street Marker
Inscription.  Noted Billings architect J. G. Link designed this two-story residence circa 1921. It is one of only four architect-designed homes in the North Elevation Historic District. A classic American Foursquare, or “Prairie Box,” the house features a symmetrical façade, low-hipped roof, wide overhanging eaves, a full-width, hipped-roof porch, and horizontal accents. The walls are clad in stucco, a fashionable and modern material in the 1920s. Many Prairie Box designs incorporated secondary details from other styles. Link used blonde brick to create quoins (corner accents) and the home originally featured a tile roof, details common to the Italian Renaissance and Mission styles respectively. A tuck-under garage accessed from the back of the house answered the needs of the modern age while maintaining a front façade that complemented the block’s other homes. Attorney Manton Lamb and his wife Opal, an active club woman, purchased the house by 1921. Opal sold the home in 1949. The longest resident was avid gardener Edith Yapuncich, who lived here with husband John, a chemist, and their nine children. Edith was in residence from 1955 to 2003.
 
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1102 North 31 Street Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. 1102 North 31 Street Residence and Marker
The marker is on a stand on the porch to the right of the steps.
Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 45° 47.42′ N, 108° 31.178′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker is at the intersection of North 31st Street and 11th Avenue North, on the left when traveling north on North 31st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1102 North 31st Street, 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. 1110 North 31 Street (a few steps from this marker); 1111 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert (Bob) Martin (within shouting distance of this marker); 1115 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1040 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1119 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1109 North 32 Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1123 North 31 Street (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Billings.
 
 
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 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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