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  • 12/11/19--11:32: 521 West Main
  • Lewistown, Montana.
    In March of 1914, four hundred local business owners protested locating Lewistown’s new post office on this site, claiming that the call for bids was not properly advertised. Most favored housing the post office in the . . .

    (Communications • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/11/19--11:52: Attix Clinic
  • Lewistown, Montana.
    Dr. Frederick F. Attix came to Lewistown in 1901 where he set up one of the first local medical practices. Dr. Attix traveled 70,000 miles in his horse and buggy visiting patients in mining camps, often operating by . . .

    (Notable Buildings • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/11/19--12:10: Carnegie Library
  • Lewistown, Montana.
    Lewistown's first library opened in 1897 with 269 books in a corner of Mary Hanson's millinery shop. When Mrs. Hanson left town two years later, the collection moved to the office of Elizabeth Peeples, county superintendent . . .

    (Education • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/11/19--12:12: Bon-Ton
  • Lewistown, Montana.
    Built around 1893, the Bon-Ton is one of four remaining pre-1900 masonry structures in the Central Business Historic District. The term bon-ton means “a good or elegant form or style; regarded as fashionably correct.” This . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/11/19--12:13: Phillips Drug Company
  • Lewistown, Montana.
    One of four remaining pre-1900 masonry structures in the 300 block of Main, this structure at 322 and 324 West Main Street originally housed a restaurant and drug store. “Prescriptions our Specialty” proclaimed an early . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/11/19--12:38: Courthouse Historic District
  • Lewistown, Montana.
    In 1879, Metis—people of French and Chippewa-Cree descent—homesteaded in this area, near the army’s Camp Lewis. Many street names memorialize these settlers, who included Francis A. Janeaux and Paul Morase. But open range . . .

    (Government & Politics • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/11/19--15:14: Romeiser Building
  • Belleville, Illinois.
    Peter M. Romeiser, a German immigrant and Civil War veteran, opened a small clothing store for men in 1878 that grew into a mercantile empire extending from this building to South Jackson Street in 1906. His innovative . . .

    (Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/11/19--15:17: Ever and Anon Park
  • Belleville, Illinois.
    The park is on the site of Hanover House, built in 1862, and later named Hotel Tiemann. The three-story hotel was demolished in 1998. Ever and Anon Park was developed by the Belleville Heritage Society. Old Belleville . . .

    (Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/11/19--15:45: Old Woodville Hotel
  • Woodville, Mississippi.
    Built as a one-story row of five stores, with a second floor added in the 1920's as a 15-room hotel.

    (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/11/19--15:58: 503 Commercial Row
  • Woodville, Mississippi.
    Once housed an 1842 saddle shop, an 1886 dry goods store, and an 1888 doctor's office. In 1920's local telephone office was upstairs.

    (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/11/19--17:38: Trujillo Adobe
  • near Riverside, California.
    Within the building on this site stand the remaining walls of the Trujillo Adobe. The adobe was the center of La Placita de Los Trujillos, a village founded here in the 1860s. Many generations of the Trujillo family lived in . . .

    (Disasters • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/11/19--17:48: Hollywood & Vine
  • Hollywood, California.
    The Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment District is listed in the national register of Historic Places. Comprised of more than one hundred buildings, the District extends along the boulevard from Argyle Avenue . . .

    (Entertainment • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/12/19--08:38: Renewing an Old Orchard
  • Flint, Michigan.
    When C.S. and Ethel Mott bought this property in 1915, there was an old apple orchard here. Fmailiar with apples from his family's cider and vinegar business, C.S. added new plantings of varieties he liked. After moving into . . .

    (Agriculture) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/12/19--09:11: Wiedeman Apartments
  • Lewistown, Montana.
    As Lewistown’s population doubled between 1910 and 1920, the community found itself short on living space. According to the paper, newcomers had difficulty procuring “even the most indifferent dwelling accommodations.” G. R. . . .

    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/12/19--09:26: Saint Leo's Catholic Church
  • Lewistown, Montana.
    Lewistown’s first Catholic church was a small frame structure built in 1888. Visiting priests from distant St. Peter’s Mission, Great Falls, and Fort Benton celebrated mass for the French-Canadian, Indian, and settler . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/12/19--09:45: Hopkins Grocery
  • Lewistown, Montana.
    Welsh immigrant Archibald Hopkins settled in central Montana in the 1870s, where he raised produce for sale to local markets. Hopkins watched Lewistown grow from a small trading post to an established community before . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Lewistown, Montana.
    Rubble stone construction with brick veneer became Main Street’s preferred design after 1909. The elegant façade of this business block is an early example of the newer style, constructed before 1911 when locally produced . . .

    (Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/12/19--10:14: 108 Hawthorne Avenue
  • Lewistown, Montana.
    The Empire Land Company constructed many of Judith Place’s most fashionable residences, including this one- and-one-half-story Craftsman style home circa 1914. Reflecting the Progressive Era’s emphasis on efficiency, the . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/12/19--13:59: Sir Winston Churchill Square
  • New York, New York.
    This garden and sitting area borders Downing Street and the west side of Sixth Avenue. It was named by Parks in honor of British Prime Minister Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), whose official residence, . . .

    (Notable Persons • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Franklin, New Jersey.
    In 1729, Joseph King Sr. bought this property, built this "good stone dwelling-house", and a grist/saw mill. Joseph King Jr. owned them until 1768. The mill operated until c.1895 but was dismantled by 1930.

    (Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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