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Red Lodge in Carbon County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Pollard Hotel

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2011
1. Pollard Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Rocky Fork Coal Company constructed this hotel, originally the Spofford, which welcomed its first guests on July 4, 1893. This architectural landmark, built before the commercial district was platted, originally had its main entrance on 11th Street which was the busy roadway leading to the Eastside coal mines. Early guests included Buffalo Bill Cody, Calamity Jane, and William Jennings Bryan. In 1903 an annex added twenty-five guest rooms and the Golden Rule Store. By 1907 the entrance was relocated to Broadway. The Pollardís commercial space housed the post office, a bank and other tenants, and it soon became a primary business and social center. Today the brick walls chart a century of remodeling and change.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Location. 45° 11.228′ N, 109° 14.82′ W. Marker is in Red Lodge, Montana, in Carbon County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broadway Avenue (U.S. 212) and 11th Street, on the right when traveling north on North Broadway Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Red Lodge MT 59068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Foiled Bank Robbery Site (a few steps from this marker); Picket Block
Pollard Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2011
2. Pollard Hotel
(within shouting distance of this marker); Iarussi Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Iris Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); W. A. Talmage Company Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Alcazar (Star) Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Antilla Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carbon County Courthouse (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red Lodge.
 
Also see . . .  Red Lodge, Montana - Gateway to Yellowstone Park. (Submitted on August 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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