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

Pippinger House

Red Lodge Hi Bug Historic District

 
 
Pippinger House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2021
1. Pippinger House Marker
Inscription.  During the summer of 1887, Ben F. Pippinger became Red Lodge’s first teacher, hired to teach the children of the Rocky Fork Coal Company miners opening the area’s first coal mines. Pippinger later ran the Cloverdale Dairy on a ranch north of town. He and his wife Cora built this nine-room gable-front cottage in 1902, as an “in town” residence. The house was for sale in 1904 at an asking price of $2,600, “…furnished throughout and nicely suited for boarding and rooming purposes” because of its interior arrangement around a central hall. John and Mary Conway purchased the home in 1907 for $2,500. Mary operated a boardinghouse, one of the few such establishments in the Hi Bug area, until 1920. Her tenants included school superintendent A. C. Carloon and railway weighmaster John McLennan. The distinctive roofline sets this residence apart from the neighborhood’s twelve other similar cottages. Cornice returns and stained and leaded glass enhance its vintage appeal.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
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In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 45° 11.505′ N, 109° 14.96′ W. Marker is in Red Lodge, Montana, in Carbon County. Marker is on 6th Street West near Word Avenue North, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 6th Street West, 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. Hasterlik House (a few steps from this marker); Talmage/Crockett House (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonald House (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sichler-Davis House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McCleary House (about 300 feet away); Roysdon House (about 300 feet away); Robbins House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red Lodge.
 
Pippinger House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2021
2. Pippinger House and Marker
The marker is on the porch.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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