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Livingston in Park County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Miles Garnier Block

Livingston Commercial Historic District

 
 
Miles Garnier Block Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 24, 2021
1. Miles Garnier Block Marker
Inscription.  Charles Garnier—Livingston mayor and cigar manufacturer—teamed up with businessman, brick manufacturer, and real estate developer A. W. Miles to construct this dignified addition to the commercial district. They hired one of the architects responsible for the Montana State Capitol, C. E. Bell, in 1903, but they delayed construction until 1904 so that Miles could focus on rebuilding another of his commercial blocks after a disastrous fire. Bell’s dignified design features pressed brick laid to suggest stonework. Above the second story, decorative brackets appear to support a cast iron cornice. The first story—once almost entirely dominated by plate-glass display windows—has been remodeled several times, but the original carved sandstone entrance remains on Callender Street. Rightly proud of their building, Garnier and Miles not only had their names carved in sandstone above the decorative entryway, but they placed them in metal atop the building on the parapet. They also had their names pressed into the sidewalk along with the words “Smoke Montana Sport”—Garnier’s most popular brand of cigars.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 45° 39.66′ N, 110° 33.665′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Montana, in Park County. Marker is at the intersection of North 2nd Street and West Callender Street, on the right when traveling north on North 2nd Street. The address of the building is 102 North 2nd Street, but the marker is on the West Callender Street side of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 North 2nd Street, Livingston MT 59047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Park Hotel Building (a few steps from this marker); Hefferlin Mercantile Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Danforth Block (about 300 feet away); Harvat Block (about 300 feet away); 108 North Main Street (about 300 feet away); 112 North Main Street (about 400 feet away); The Mayne Store (about 400 feet away); Frank Block (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livingston.
 
Miles Garnier Block and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 24, 2021
2. Miles Garnier Block and Marker
Miles Garnier Block image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 24, 2021
3. Miles Garnier Block
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Jul. 24, 2024