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Bozeman in Gallatin County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

218 East Olive

Lindley Place Historic District

 
 
218 East Olive Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2021
1. 218 East Olive Marker
Inscription.  Built before 1889, this one-story residence predates the city water system’s arrival to the neighborhood two years later. A bay window and an open front porch (now enclosed) distinguished the gable front-and-wing house, which became home in 1900 to widow Dolly Richards. Widows at the turn of the twentieth century had few avenues of support. Richards, like many of her counterparts, took in roomers: teacher Sarah Holmes and farm laborer/blacksmith William Sweeny. She also likely relied on her daughter to contribute to the family’s well-being. The twenty-year-old Theresa worked as a teacher and lived at home, as did many unmarried children of her generation. Janitor William Stirzick and his wife Bertha resided here from 1922 into the 1930s. Owners added the west side addition between 1927 and 1943. During the same period, they may also have converted the residence into two apartments, responding to the high demand for inexpensive housing during the Great Depression. Each apartment had its own kitchen, but they shared a single bathroom. A single-family home once more, the six-room residence retains its 1943 footprint.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 45° 40.634′ N, 111° 2.008′ W. Marker is in Bozeman, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is on East Olive Street near Lindley Place, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 218 East Olive 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. 213 East Olive (a few steps from this marker); 219 East Olive Street (a few steps from this marker); Lindley Place Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Blackmore Apartments (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 226-232 East Main (about 700 feet away); Electric Block (about 800 feet away); Federal Building and Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bozeman Comes of Age (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bozeman.
 
218 East Olive House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2021
2. 218 East Olive House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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