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

Marino and Blackburn Building

Red Lodge Commercial Historic District

 
 
Marino and Blackburn Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 21, 2021
1. Marino and Blackburn Building Marker
Inscription.  Early Red Lodge businessmen James Blackburn and Dominic Marino jointly built this fine two-story commercial building circa 1905 to house a mercantile business. A series of saloons later occupied the ground floor. An upstairs boarding house, first advertised as The Pleasanton in 1909, operated until the 1940s. According to local lore, The Pleasanton was a popular house of ill-repute, and its sign in the window boasting steam heated rooms became a long-standing joke among the town’s young people. Severe fire damage to the interior occurred in the 1970s, but something of the building’s original frontier elegance remains in the pressed tin ceiling that still adorns the first floor. The upper façade, with its well-worn nameplate, is one of the best-preserved examples of rusticated cut sandstone within the historic district.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
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45° 11.189′ N, 109° 14.83′ W. Marker is in Red Lodge, Montana, in Carbon County. Marker is on Broadway Avenue South (U.S. 212) near 11th Street West, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Broadway Avenue South, Red Lodge MT 59068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alcazar (Star) Theater (here, next to this marker); The Iris Theater (here, next to this marker); Charles Antilla Building (a few steps from this marker); Iarussi Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Plunkett's Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Lodge Commercial District (within shouting distance of this marker); Foiled Bank Robbery Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Pollard Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red Lodge.
 
Marino and Blackburn Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 21, 2021
2. Marino and Blackburn Building and Marker
Marino and Blackburn Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 21, 2021
3. Marino and Blackburn Building
Movie Poster on Display image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 21, 2021
4. Movie Poster on Display
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 13, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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