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

Picket Block

 
 
Picket Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2011
1. Picket Block Marker
Inscription. Designed by Red Lodge carpenter and amateur architect Frank A. Sell and built by W. T. Pernham in 1902, this impressive brick commercial building was home to the Red Lodge Picket and, after 1918, the Picket-Journal, the primary news sources for the community and Carbon County for over fifty years. Publisher Walter Anderson, who came to Red Lodge in 1893, was the original owner. The newspaper’s offices and print shop were located on the second floor while a succession of businesses, including a millinery shop, undertaking parlor, and hardware stores, occupied the ground floor. When the Carbon County News acquired the Picket Journal in 1943, Red Lodge grocer Frank Romersa purchased the building and turned the second floor over to the Fraternal Order of the Knights of Pythias, a benevolent society dedicated to universal peace and good will among men. With its distinctive second floor-brick arches, this imposing building has been a significant fixture on Red Lodge’s Main Street for over a century.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Location. 45° 11.255′ N, 109° 14.812′ W. Marker is in Red Lodge, Montana, in Carbon County. Marker is on North Broadway Avenue north of 11th Street, on
Picket Block image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2011
2. Picket Block
the right when traveling north. 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. W. A. Talmage Company Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Pollard Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Carbon County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Foiled Bank Robbery Site (within shouting distance of this marker); 105 North Broadway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); B.P.O.E. Lodge #534 (about 300 feet away); Hawkes & Son Photography Studio (about 300 feet away); Iarussi Building (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 2, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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