Filed Under Red Lodge

Robbins House

Hi-Bug Historic District

Prominent Red Lodge businessman William B. Nutting subdivided this northwestern neighborhood as the Nutting Addition circa 1899. Beginning in 1900 with this home, he built five cottages north of his own residence that became known as Nutting Row. J. S. Robbins, secretary/treasurer of the Carbon Mercantile Company, arranged for Nutting to build this first cottage for him. Rose Robbins bought it for $1500 in 1902. The gable-front residences with a one-story kitchen wing at the back and front porch spanning the front were modest, simply ornamented, well-built homes. Ship-lap siding, a material not often used in the Hi Bug neighborhoods, originally covered all five cottages. The bay window on this home is a unique feature. By 1907, a stable and coal shed had been added to the property and soon after, a north kitchen wing and bedroom enlarged the original floor plan. Among the residents have been the families of Manus Wentworth, W. A. Beans, and M. J. McCabe.

Images

Robbins House Robbins House (PAc 91-51 Red Lodge/Hi-Bug HD R02 F08). Front view of the house, facing west on Word Avenue North near the intersection of Word and 7th Street West. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: July/Aug. 1985
Robbins House Robbins House (PAc 91-51 Red Lodge/Hi-Bug HD R05 F18). Front to side view of the house, facing southwest on Word Avenue North. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: July/Aug. 1985

Location

401 Word Avenue North, Red Lodge, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Robbins House,” Historic Montana, accessed November 28, 2022, https://historicmt.org/items/show/161.