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

1110 North 31 Street

North Elevation Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. 1110 North 31 Street Marker
Inscription.  A near twin to a home designed by renowned architect Percy Bentley in La Crosse, Wisconsin, this two-story Prairie style residence was built circa 1912 for Louis and Sarah Dousman. The Dousmans had close connections to La Crosse, where Sarah was raised. Louis was from nearby Prairie Du Chien, the grandson of fur trade magnate L. H. Dousman. The couple moved to Billings on the advice of Sarah’s father, who had investments here. Louis began his career with the Billings Land and Irrigation Company. He later operated the Montana Mortgage Company and invested heavily in real estate. Like other Prairie style homes, this residence features a low-hipped roof, extended eaves, a one-story porch with large square supports, and a wide central chimney. Distinguishing features include the row of second-story casement windows, distinctively patterned siding, and the unusual stair hall set at a forty- five-degree angle to the rest of the house. Louis died in 1955, and a year later Sarah sold the home to Mary Sullivan and her husband, Dr. Paul Sullivan, a surgeon who practiced at the nearby Saint Vincent Hospital.
 
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1110 North 31 Street Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. 1110 North 31 Street Residence and Marker
Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 45° 47.429′ N, 108° 31.181′ 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: 1110 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. 1102 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); 1119 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 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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Feb. 28, 2021