Filed Under Bozeman

Tallman Residence

Bon Ton Historic District

William Tallman arrived in Bozeman in 1901 to become chair (and sole member) of the mathematics department. At the time, fewer than fifty full-time students attended what was then known as Montana State College. He and his wife Anna built this one-and-one-half story home in 1902. The fashionable residence combines Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Shingle style features. The most prominent design element is the gambrel roof. Especially when built with dormers, a gambrel roof offered an economical and comfortable second story without the added expense of second-story walls. Anna died of cancer in 1908 leaving William with three children. The following year, he married Anna’s sister, Maud, a recent math department graduate. Fixtures in a neighborhood that catered to faculty families, the couple remained in the house until 1945, when Tallman retired to become his department’s first emeritus professor. Throughout their residency, Professor Tallman took an active interest in public affairs, including serving four years as a member of the Bozeman city council.


Tallman Residence
Tallman Residence Tallman Residence. Front to side view of the house, facing northeast near the corner of South 3rd Avenue and West College Street. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office Creator: Mary Kay Peck Date: Apr. 1983


726 South 3rd Avenue, Bozeman, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Tallman Residence,” Historic Montana, accessed June 25, 2024,