Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bozeman in Gallatin County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

226-232 East Main

Bozeman Main Street Historical District

 
 
226-232 East Main Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2021
1. 226-232 East Main Marker
Inscription.  An 1884 map shows a wooden block with a trio of businesses here: a saloon, variety theatre, and fruit market. By 1912, the building housed a secondhand store. Sometime before 1927, the old wooden block was torn down, replaced by this one-story brick addition. Just like the “thoroughly modern” Baltimore Hotel that had gone up next door in 1918, this two-tone building has raised brick (corbelled) detailing and prominent pilasters separating a façade of three symmetrical bays. In 1922, widow Minna Stuve sold candy at 230 East Main (Art Nash would add groceries, cigars, magazines, and newspapers by 1931) while Lobdell Rubber Company was vulcanizing, repairing, and retreading tires at 232 East Main. Hotel guests traveling the state’s rough and pot-holed roads—Montana had just twenty-six miles of paved highway by 1926—surely appreciated the convenient location. A well-preserved “Lobdell’s” ghost stencil still exists on an interior brick wall. Numerous businesses have occupied this building since, none more beloved than Mackenzie River Pizza Company, which opened in 1993.  
 
Erected by Montana Historical
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
Society.
 
Topics and series. 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° 40.753′ N, 111° 2.002′ W. Marker is in Bozeman, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is on East Main Street (Business Interstate 90) near South Bozeman Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 226-232 East Main Street, Bozeman MT 59715, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bozeman Comes of Age (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Bozeman (within shouting distance of this marker); Electric Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Bozeman Hotel Annex (within shouting distance of this marker); Gallatin Lodge No. 6 A.F. & A.M (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bozeman Carnegie Library (about 500 feet away); 219 East Olive Street (about 700 feet away); 213 East Olive (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bozeman.
 
226-232 East Main Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2021
2. 226-232 East Main Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 13, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=191992

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Jul. 21, 2024