128 South Yellowstone Street

Livingston Westside Residential Historic District

This very early Westside home was the first on the block, built during the year Montana achieved statehood in 1889. Its anonymous builder, using locally manufactured brick, constructed the solid walls with three layers of masonry. The front porch with its lovely Queen Anne style trim preserves the home’s picturesque nineteenth-century appearance. During the late 1920s, the residence became the Lott Birthing Hospital run by local nurse Edith Lott. Maternity patients at that time were not usually kept in regular hospitals, and numerous “maternity houses” were scattered throughout Livingston. Nurse Lott, renowned for her compassion, never asked if a patient could pay.

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128 South Yellowstone Street, Livingston, Montana ~ Private