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

1115 North 31 Street

North Elevation Historic District

 
 
1115 North 31 Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. 1115 North 31 Street Marker
Inscription.  The prominent brick chimney that dominates the façade of this one-story clapboard home pays homage to the Tudor style. The open front porch, wide overhanging eaves, and exposed roof beams are common Craftsman style features. Frieda Kohn lived here in 1920 with her husband Jerome, a cigar salesman who believed “in going after business rather than waiting for business to come to him.” That year Jerome sold enough subscriptions to the Billings Gazette to win $300 in gold. Had he won the grand prize, a Hudson sedan, he would have had to park it on the street. Unlike most of its neighbors, the house did not have a garage until after 1958. Optometrist Albert Hoose and his wife Alise owned the residence in the 1930s, but the home’s longest occupants were Norman and Julia Bell. The couple moved here as newlyweds in 1939. An oral surgeon in practice with his father, Norman grew up down the street at 1023. Norman died in 1987; Julia, who owned a knitting store, remained in residence until her death in 2001.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed
1115 North 31 Street Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. 1115 North 31 Street Residence and Marker
in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 45° 47.45′ N, 108° 31.175′ 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: 1115 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 (a few steps from this marker); 1119 North 31 Street (a few steps from this marker); 1111 North 31 Street (a few steps from this marker); 1123 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1110 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1125 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1102 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1143 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 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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