United States Post Office and Courthouse–Billings

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US Post Office and Courthouse--Billings
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Location2602 First Ave. N, Billings, Montana
Coordinates 45°46′58″N108°30′10″W / 45.78278°N 108.50278°W / 45.78278; -108.50278 Coordinates: 45°46′58″N108°30′10″W / 45.78278°N 108.50278°W / 45.78278; -108.50278
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1914; 1932
ArchitectWenderoth, Oscar; Et al.
Architectural styleLate 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Second Renaissance Revival
MPS US Post Offices in Montana, 1900--1941, TR
NRHP reference No. 86000678 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 14, 1986

The U.S. Post Office and Courthouse–Billings, in Billings, Montana, was built in 1914. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

It includes Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals architecture and Second Renaissance Revival architecture. Also known as Billings Post Office and Courthouse and as Billings Downtown Station, it served historically as a courthouse of the United States District Court for the District of Montana, and as a post office. [1] The courthouse functions have since been relocated to the James F. Battin U.S. Courthouse.

The building's construction was touted as a great thing for Billings, and its opening was a matter of great pride for the city. The building was expanded and renovated in 1932. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. H. J. "Jim" Kolva (September 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Billings Post Office & Courthouse / Billings Downtown Station". National Park Service . Retrieved December 31, 2016. with three photos from 1984