Filed Under Miles City

1005 Palmer Street

Carriage House Historic District

E. H. Johnson, state legislator and Miles City’s first mayor, built this impressive modified Queen Anne style home in 1887. Attributed to Miles City architect Byron Vreeland, the irregular plan originally featured an elaborate arched porch and an elliptical bay capped by a conical roof. Rancher William Harmon, the home’s second owner, built the carriage house in 1891. Third owner Senator Kenneth McLean, following current architectural trends, added Neo-classical details and a wraparound veranda between 1903 and 1910. Ella M. and David G. Rivenes purchased the property in 1962.


1005 Palmer Street
1005 Palmer Street 1005 Palmer Street. Front view of the house, facing north to northwest on Palmer Street. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office Creator: Ken Sievert Date: 1990


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The Montana National Register Sign Program, “1005 Palmer Street,” Historic Montana, accessed June 18, 2024,