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

Peters House

Red Lodge Hi Bug Historic District

 
 
Peters House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2021
1. Peters House Marker
Inscription.  “Coziness” was the watchword of progressive builders in the early twentieth century. Small, well-designed houses proliferated after 1900 in part to compensate for the expense of such modern conveniences as indoor plumbing. Plans for bungalows—including for this house and its mirror image at 111 W. Eighth St.—were published in popular magazines and specialized pattern books. America’s growing middle class embraced these plans, which emphasized simplicity, efficiency, and affordability. John and Hulda Peters purchased this lot in 1910 and in 1912 constructed a home, the first of seven Craftsman bungalows built in the Hi-Bug neighborhood. The residence originally included a front porch. Peters owned a tailor shop and men’s clothing store on Broadway. The civic-minded merchant held offices in the Odd Fellows and the Elks, served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, and was a charter member of Red Lodge’s Eagles Lodge and Rotary Club. The pride he and his wife felt for their home, where they lived until 1945, is apparent: the cement sidewalk leading to their front door is still inscribed with the Peters name.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2021
2. Peters House and Marker
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 45° 11.428′ N, 109° 14.914′ W. Marker is in Red Lodge, Montana, in Carbon County. Marker is on Hauser Avenue North near 7th Street West, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 317 Hauser Avenue North, 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. Alderson House (here, next to this marker); Sichler-Davis House (within shouting distance of this marker); McCleary House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robbins House (about 400 feet away); Nutting Rental (about 400 feet away); Talmage/Crockett House (about 400 feet away); Labor Temple (about 500 feet away); Pippinger House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red Lodge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 13, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   2. submitted on January 14, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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