“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Red Lodge in Carbon County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)

Talmage House

Red Lodge Hi Bug Historic District

Talmage House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2021
1. Talmage House Marker
Inscription.  W. A. Talmage arrived in Red Lodge in 1888 to manage a branch of a Billings mercantile. By 1894, the ambitious businessman owned his own large hardware and farm implements store on Billings Avenue. Undoubtedly, his business connections helped Talmage locate first-rate material and workmen to build this impressive two-and-one-half-story home in 1903. In fact, local sources note that Talmage contracted with an Iowa carpenter, who arrived with a boxcar of oak, to install the home’s interior trim, including the staircase, paneling, and parquet floors. The exterior of the “free classic” style Queen Anne residence matches the interior’s elegance and attention to detail. Classical elements include paired Tuscan porch columns, banded friezes, molded cornices, and the symmetrical front pediment. Queen Anne style decoration includes the delicate balustrade, beveled glass windows, and prominent curved brackets under the side. The cross-gabled roof, multiple porches, bay windows, and varying wall textures—including a river rock foundation and patterned shingles—also reflect Queen Anne’s emphasis on assembling elements in interesting and artistic combinations.
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Erected by Montana Historical Society.
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° 11.659′ N, 109° 14.903′ W. Marker is in Red Lodge, Montana, in Carbon County. Marker is on Hauser Avenue North near 3rd Street West, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 716 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. Chapman House (a few steps from this marker); O'Shea House (within shouting distance of this marker); Plenty Coups - Chief Of The Crows (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 612 North Hauser Avenue (about 400 feet away); Liver-Eating Johnston's Cabin (about 400 feet away); McDowell House (about 400 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.
Talmage House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2021
2. Talmage House and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Apr. 12, 2024