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

Chapman House

Red Lodge Hi Bug Historic District

 
 
Chapman House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2021
1. Chapman House Marker
Inscription.  Forty-five guests enjoyed a sumptuous dinner and housewarming at the home of John and Alphia Chapman on November 12, 1903. Begun in 1902, completion of the residence was delayed when contractor Walter S. Smith suffered a serious fall from the porch scaffolding in May 1903. Seth Hunnywell, the architect who played a major role in shaping the local streetscapes, adapted the patternbook plans according to Mrs. Chapman’s specifications. The Red Lodge Picket declared the five-bedroom home “pretentious,” especially since the Chapmans had no children. John and Alphia Chapman ran a large cattle business as equal partners and adopted Red Lodge as their headquarters in 1892. Chapman later entered the banking business, serving as president of the Meyer and Chapman State Bank from 1912 until his death in 1934. The Chapmans always closed the house during the winter months and lived above the bank. The gracious Queen Anne style residence with its intersecting gables, graceful veranda, ornate leaded glass, and classical details was long the center of Red Lodge society.
 
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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.
 
Location. 45° 11.662′ N, 109° 14.919′ W. Marker is in Red Lodge, Montana, in Carbon County. Marker is on Hauser Avenue North near 3rd Street West (State Highway 78), on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 715 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. Talmage House (a few steps from this marker); O'Shea House (within shouting distance of this marker); 612 North Hauser Avenue (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plenty Coups - Chief Of The Crows (about 400 feet away); McDowell House (about 500 feet away); Liver-Eating Johnston's Cabin (about 500 feet away); Robbins/Wiggenhorn House (about 500 feet away); Flager House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red Lodge.
 
Chapman House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2021
2. Chapman House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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