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

Green Front Boarding House

 
 
Green Front Boarding House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2009
1. Green Front Boarding House Marker
Inscription.  These two adjoining log houses were probably built by Calvin Holly and William Douglas as dwellings in the late 1860s. By 1890, the two buildings were operated as “female boarding houses” or house of prostitution run by madames Myrtle Butler and Pearl McGinnis. During the early years, this area was Virginia City’s thriving red-light district, but by the 1890’s the Green Front was surrounded by Virginia City’s “China Town.” This building faced the Chinese Temple which stood between the two trees across the street. This property contributes to the Virginia City Historic District • Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior • In cooperation with the Montana Historical Society
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 45° 17.563′ N, 111° 56.945′ 
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W. Marker is in Virginia City, Montana, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Wallace Street and Main Street on Wallace Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Kohl's/Little Joe's Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Alder Gulch Short Line Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith & Boyd Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Fight of the Century and Flour Riots (within shouting distance of this marker); J.F. Stoer Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Dance and Stuart Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thexton House (about 300 feet away); Virginia City National Historic Landmark District (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Green Front Boarding House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2009
2. Green Front Boarding House
The marker is on the left building addition.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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