1111 North 31st Street

North Elevation Historic District

The full-width front porch, low-pitched roof with wide overhangs, and prominent corbelled (stepped) brick chimney are key elements of this 1913 Craftsman bungalow. Multi-pane sidelights flanking the door match the transom atop the main window and dormer windows, unifying the façade. In the 1910s, middle-class families like that of real estate agent J. O. Terrell and wife Prudence sought out the North Elevation neighborhood for its modern homes, parklike setting, fenced backyards, and one-car garages. The Terrells lived here from 1913 to 1926. By the 1950s, the neighborhood attracted young families just starting out. In 1951, Bob and Hattie Martin purchased this house for $18,000 calling 1111 home for over fifty years. Bob was a traveling salesman and Hattie raised four children and worked as a school nurse. When her children went to college, she went too, earning her nursing degree at Montana State University-Bozeman in 1970. Hattie became county director of nurses, local Red Cross director, volunteered for a month in 1975 at Camp Pendleton nursing Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees, and helped establish the Yellowstone County Adult Resource Alliance.

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1111 N. 31st St. Billings, Montana ~ private