“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)

Mendenhall Residence

Bon Ton Historic District

Mendenhall Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2021
1. Mendenhall Residence Marker
Inscription.  The design for this two-and-one-half-story home came from architect D. S. Hopkins, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, who published numerous “pattern books” of architectural plans. The Queen Anne style defines the residence, which features an asymmetrical façade, steep gables, a projecting bay, a two-story porch, and expressive spindlework. Outbuildings include a barn and carriage house. John and Mary Susan Mendenhall constructed the home in 1886. A merchant and unsuccessful gold-seeker, John arrived in Bozeman in 1864, where he and partner Achilles Lamme ran a successful mercantile. He was the county’s first elected sheriff. Mary Susan was Lamme’s sister-in-law. A Civil War widow, she moved to Bozeman in 1869; she and John married the following year. Mary Susan continued in residence with her son Sam after John died in 1896. Sam, who became Bozeman’s first city manager in 1922, also owned and operated Bozeman’s electric company and street railway. In 1933, chemistry professor O. E. Sheppard and his wife Dorothy owned the distinctive residence, where they lived with their ten children. In 1946, the home was purchased by Malcolm Story, grandson of Bozeman
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founder Nelson Story.
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
Location. 45° 40.411′ N, 111° 2.34′ W. Marker is in Bozeman, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is at the intersection of South Willson Avenue and West Dickerson Street, on the left when traveling north on South Willson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 521 South Willson 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. 610 South Willson Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles S. Hartman Residence (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burr Fisher House (about 600 feet away); Hamilton House (about 600 feet away); Alcoa-Lewis Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Susan Kirk Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert A. Cooley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Byron Story Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bozeman.
Mendenhall Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2021
2. Mendenhall Residence and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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