Filed Under Havre

Crosson-VanBuskirk Home

Havre Residential Historic District

Prominent builder Abe Crosson acquired this property in 1911. By 1916, a booster brochure proclaimed the frame Colonial Revival residence one of Havre’s beautiful homes. In 1936, Great Northern Railroad conductor Ray VanBuskirk and his Irish-born wife, Marie, purchased the residence, establishing a home that has since spanned three generations. Their son, Warren, a railroad dispatcher, brought his Italian-American wife, Edith, to live here in 1948. Warren and Edith, offspring of Havre’s rich ethnic population and railroading tradition, together raised five children in the home.


Crosson-VanBuskirk House
Crosson-VanBuskirk House Crosson-VanBuskirk House (PAc 91-51 Havre R08 F05). Front to side view of the house, facing west to northwest on 4th Avenue. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Dec. 1987


436 4th Avenue, Havre, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Crosson-VanBuskirk Home,” Historic Montana, accessed March 2, 2024,