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

1145 North 32 Street

North Elevation Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. 1145 North 32 Street Marker
Inscription.  Civil engineer Bill Lowe designed and built this house for his family circa 1940. The modest-looking home has several features more typically found in high-style homes. These include the clay tile roof, decorative chimney caps, and a bow window, placed to take advantage of the corner lot. The multi-pane casement windows echo the windows of its grander architect-designed neighbors. Bill and Connie Lowe lived here until 1951 except during Bill’s twenty-two months in the Navy during World War II. On the family’s return to Billings, Connie resumed her role as a society hostess and active church and club woman. Although she had an education degree, she never taught as the school district did not hire married women. Bill became a principal in the construction firm responsible for many projects at MSU-Billings (then called Eastern Montana College), including Cisel, Apsaruke, and Rimrock Halls and the Physical Education Building. When the family outgrew this one-story home, the Lowes found another corner lot on which to build, where they constructed a larger, two-story home based on the same design.
 
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1145 North 32 Street Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. 1145 North 32 Street Residence and Marker
Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 45° 47.467′ N, 108° 31.298′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker is at the intersection of North 32nd Street and 12th Avenue North, on the right when traveling north on North 32nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1145 North 32nd 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. 1131 North 32 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1147 North 31 Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1143 North 31 Street (about 400 feet away); 1111 North 32 Street (about 400 feet away); 1125 North 31 Street (about 400 feet away); 1109 North 32 Street (about 500 feet away); 1123 North 31 Street (about 500 feet away); 1119 North 31 Street (about 500 feet away). 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 9, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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