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

Amos R. Howerton Residence

Cooper Park Historic District

 
 
Amos R. Howerton Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2021
1. Amos R. Howerton Residence Marker
Inscription.  Open fields of wheat once stretched in front of this home built by carpenter Amos R. Howerton and his brother circa 1903. Its steeply pitched gables and gracious wraparound porch are hallmarks of the eclectic Queen Anne style. On its prominent corner, the home presided over the rural neighborhood. Howerton purchased two adjoining lots in 1906, likely intending to build on speculation. This, however, was not meant to be. On January 23, 1907, 42-year-old Howerton died instantly when he fell from scaffolding into electrical wires at a nearby power substation. His widow returned to Missouri and subsequent owners of the home included farmer Ferdinand Dell and the Henry J. Dewey family. The late Victorian-era residence, built with pattern book plans, features two formal front entrances. One opens into the dining room and the other into the living room, yet the two interior rooms were never divided. Although time has long obscured Howerton’s logic, it remains a poignant curiosity to present-day owners.
 
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Location. 45° 40.51′ N, 111° 2.645′ W. Marker is in Bozeman, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is at the intersection of South 5th Avenue and West Koch Street when traveling north on South 5th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 S 5th Ave, 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. Dr. Walter E. Dean Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Susan Kirk Residence (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Noble House (about 600 feet away); Alcoa-Lewis Residence (about 700 feet away); Frederick W. Bull House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mendenhall Residence (approx. ¼ mile away); Bozeman High School (approx. ¼ mile away); 610 South Willson Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bozeman.
 
Amos R. Howerton Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2021
2. Amos R. Howerton Residence and Marker
Amos R. Howerton Residence image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2021
3. Amos R. Howerton Residence
 
 
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 75 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 17, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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