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

Susan Kirk Residence

Bon Ton Historic District

 
 
Susan Kirk Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2021
1. Susan Kirk Residence Marker
Inscription.  Optimistic Bozeman entrepreneurs John Dickerson, Walter Cooper, and Nelson Story (of cattle drive fame) platted the Park Addition in 1883. Despite the arrival of the Northern Pacific that year, the addition remained undeveloped until the late 1890s, when the economy rebounded from the Panic of 1893. Constructed circa 1897, this one-and-one-half-story residence is less grand than the mansions that personify the Bon Ton neighborhood. Nevertheless, the home makes good use of its corner lot with its “T”-shaped plan, bay window, and corner porch. Although later owners enclosed the two porches and attached a large apartment building to the west side, enough of the home’s original stylistic elements remain to evoke an earlier era. Simplified stickwork and shiplap siding covers the first story. In the gable ends, patterned shingles reflect the Queen Anne style’s emphasis on diverse wall textures. Early occupants included Susan Kirk, the widow of farmer Henry Kirk, who lived here between 1902 and 1915. In 1920, the residence was the town home of farmer Charles H. Russell, his wife Nannie, and their three grown children.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 45° 40.475′ N, 111° 2.527′ W. Marker is in Bozeman, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is on South 3rd Avenue near West Story Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 419 South 3rd Avenue, 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. Alcoa-Lewis Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Noble House (about 500 feet away); Amos R. Howerton Residence (about 500 feet away); Frederick W. Bull House (about 800 feet away); Dr. Walter E. Dean Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mendenhall Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); 610 South Willson Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles S. Hartman Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bozeman.
 
Susan Kirk Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2021
2. Susan Kirk Residence 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 110 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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