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Fromberg in Carbon County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Dr. Theodore J. Benson House

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2020
1. Dr. Theodore J. Benson House Marker
Inscription.  Homesteaders who came to farm the Clarks Fork Valley in the early 1900s profoundly affected Fromberg’s growth, adding to its population and elevating its status as a regional trade and shipping center. Dr. Ted Benson, a recent graduate of the University of Minneapolis, saw Fromberg’s potential. In 1907, Dr. Benson set up practice in a two-room building (now relocated) adjacent to his newly constructed, one-story home. Expansion in 1912 added a second story and rear addition to the home, which was again enlarged in 1915. The front-facing gambrel roof with continuous dormers, wide eaves with decorative rafter and purlin tails, and a full-length front porch (enclosed circa 1927) characterize this architecturally sophisticated Colonial Revival style residence built by Edgar J. Schofield. A gable-roofed horse barn built in 1907 was enlarged in 1912 to accommodate the doctor’s Ford runabout. Two years before his retirement in 1950, Fromberg celebrated Dr. Benson’s seventy-fifth birthday, honoring him with a parade of 125 of “Doc’s babies,” a mere fraction of the some three thousand children the doctor delivered during his long practice.
Dr. Theodore J. Benson House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2020
2. Dr. Theodore J. Benson House and Marker
This attractive home today is a Fromberg landmark, representing the town’s early years and a tribute to a pioneer who served his adopted community long and well.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 45° 23.548′ N, 108° 54.554′ W. Marker is in Fromberg, Montana, in Carbon County. Marker is on North Montana Avenue near School Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 North Montana Avenue, Fromberg MT 59029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fromberg Methodist-Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); Samuel and Jennie Greenblatt Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Gibson House (about 300 feet away); A Monument to Carbon County: The Fromberg Bridge (about 800 feet away); Northern Pacific Railroad Depot (about 800 feet away); The Pryor Mountains (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Pryor Mountains and Raptor Country (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Corey House (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fromberg.
 
Dr. Theodore J. Benson House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2020
3. Dr. Theodore J. Benson House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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