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

1111 North 31 Street

North Elevation Historic District

 
 
1111 North 31 Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. 1111 North 31 Street Marker
Inscription.  The full-width front porch, low-pitched roof with wide overhangs, and prominent corbelled (stepped) brick chimney are key elements of this 1913 Craftsman bungalow. Multi-pane sidelights flanking the door match the transom atop the main window and dormer windows, unifying the façade. In the 1910s, middle-class families like that of real estate agent J. O. Terrell and wife Prudence sought out the North Elevation neighborhood for its modern homes, parklike setting, fenced backyards, and one-car garages. The Terrells lived here from 1913 to 1926. By the 1950s, the neighborhood attracted young families just starting out. In 1951, Bob and Hattie Martin purchased this house for $18,000 calling 1111 home for over fifty years. Bob was a traveling salesman and Hattie raised four children and worked as a school nurse. When her children went to college, she went too, earning her nursing degree at Montana State University-Bozeman in 1970. Hattie became county director of nurses, local Red Cross director, volunteered for a month in 1975 at Camp Pendleton nursing Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees, and helped establish the Yellowstone County Adult Resource Alliance.
1111 North 31 Street Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. 1111 North 31 Street Residence and Marker

 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 45° 47.441′ N, 108° 31.169′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker is on North 31st Street near 11th Avenue North, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1111 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. Robert (Bob) Martin (here, next to this marker); 1115 North 31 Street (a few steps from this marker); 1110 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1119 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1102 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1123 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1125 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1040 North 31 Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Billings.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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