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Virginia City in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Thexton House

This Property Contributes to the Virginia City Historic District

 
 
Thexton House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2022
1. Thexton House Marker
Inscription.  A steeply pitched roof and windows with pointed arches reveal Gothic Revival style influence in this finely-crafted 1884 residence, built by George Thexton. The style, often adapted to the frontier in wood, is here expressed in stone as was the norm back east. Fancy brackets between porch supports and a decorative bargeboard in the front central gable echo the arch motif. Thexton, an early Virginia City blacksmith and alderman who later branched out into mining and ranching, forged the machinery used to bore the town’s wooden water pipes (some of which were still in use as late as 1971). Restored to its 1880s likeness, the home reflects cosmopolitan tastes that extended even to the western frontier.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
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° 17.603′ N, 111° 56.461′ 
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W. Marker is in Virginia City, Montana, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Idaho Street and Spencer Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 East Idaho Street, Virginia City MT 59755, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia City School (within shouting distance of this marker); 1863 - Virginia City - 1925 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thompson-Hickman Library and Museum (about 300 feet away); C.W. Rank House (about 300 feet away); Virginia City (about 400 feet away); Cole/Batten House (about 400 feet away); Raymond House (about 500 feet away); Sanders House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Thexton House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2022
2. Thexton House and Marker
Thexton House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2022
3. Thexton House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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