Filed Under Red Lodge

Iarussi Building

Red Lodge Commercial Historic District

In the 1920s Italian shoemaker Ludovico Iarussi (later changed to Jarussi) owned this property containing his shop and several frame commercial buildings. In 1929, Iarussi razed the older shops and constructed the present building. Financially disabled in the stock market crash later that year, Iarussi was unable to afford occupancy himself. He leased part of the commercial space and sold the remainder. The Yugoslavian families of Yelich and then Thiel ran a saloon in the north portion until 1985, while various businesses occupied the additional space. Polychromatic brickwork, a recessed double entry, original transom glass, and intact commercial glazing form a superior example of 1920s vintage architecture.

Images

Iarussi Building Still image capture of the Iarussi Building, Red Lodge, Montana. Image information drawn from related images in the Red Lodge Commercial Historic District files at the State Historic Preservation Office. Information is not recorded on print verso. b&w print. Source: Official records of the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena, Montana Creator: Unidentified photographer Date: 1985
Iarussi Building Still image capture of the Iarussi Building, Red Lodge, Montana. Image information drawn from related images in the Red Lodge Commercial Historic District files at the State Historic Preservation Office. Information is not recorded on print verso. b&w print. Source: Official records of the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena, Montana Creator: Unidentified photographer Date: 1981
11th & Broadway looking southeast Still image capture of 11th Street and Broadway Avenue looking southeast, Red Lodge, Montana, with a view of the Iarussi Building on the left. Image information drawn from print verso. b&w print. Source: Official records of the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena, Montana Creator: Kommers, McLaughlin, & Leavengood, Architects Date: September, 1981

Location

6 Broadway Avenue South, Red Lodge, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Iarussi Building,” Historic Montana, accessed December 1, 2022, https://historicmt.org/items/show/131.