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

Kramer Building

(Dress Shop)

 
 
Kramer Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
1. Kramer Building Marker
Inscription.  The hasty construction on this remarkably preserved early dwelling reflects the excitement of the gold rush to Alder Gulch during the summer of 1863. Its original dirt-covered pole roof predates the first saw mills; the roof was later covered over with sawn boards. The interior illustrates the once-common use of muslin stretched over logs to imitate a smooth plastered wall. Early occupants were blacksmiths, and during the late 1880s and 1890s Julius and Frederick Kramer operated a saddlery here. Living quarters were located in the rear, a common arrangement in mining camps and frontier towns. 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. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 45° 17.597′ N, 111° 56.862′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Montana, in Madison
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County. Marker is on Wallace Street. The Kramer Dress shop marker is on the north side of Wallace Street, between Main and Jackson Streets. 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. Strasburger’s Colorado Store (a few steps from this marker); G. Goldberg Store (a few steps from this marker); J.B. LaBeau, Jeweler (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First Masonic Meetings (within shouting distance of this marker); S.L. Simpson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Kiskadden’s Stone Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The Buford Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Dance and Stuart Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Kramer Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
2. Kramer Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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