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- 1. 429 South Black
- 2. 516 South Black
by Jessica and Morgan
In 1931 the world was changed forever. A cute little house 516 South Black was built. This little house was desighned and built by Earl E. Poots and John M. Peets. It is a 2-story house that is 1200 square feet. Dustin Dagde used to live here but now Dianne and David Novotuy live here now. The Novotuy`s have been living there for over 24 years. Henry T. Weber was the original owner. They have changed the house by landscaping the front and back yard and adding a garage, and 2nd floor. They think that living in the Longfellow neighborhood is peaceful and friendly.
- 3. 529 South Black Avenue
by Helen & Madi
History of the House
Jeff and Jackie Vick live at 529 S Black Ave. They have lived there for 17+ years, sine 1991. Their house was built in 1920. The first owner was Nelson M. Beaverly and his wife, Hannah. Beaverly died in the house, because he had a stroke at work in his office above the Rialto Theater. He was taken home where he passed away the next morning.
Teresa Vick, daughter of Jeff and Jackie, started first grade at Longfellow School in 2008. She was in Ms. Sheri’s class. Teresa’s mother, Jackie, and grandmother, Kay, also attended Longfellow School.
- 4. 601 South Black
By: Mekayla and Brynn
Mrs. Babcocks 5th grade class has been studying the houses in Longfellow’s neighborhood. The house my partner and I are studying 601 South Black. In 601 South Black Mrs. Mr. Coldwell have been living there for 5 years and 9 months, but yet they both don’t know who the original owners were though it was built in 1897. The house is about 1000 square feet and a square house, the new addition will double the size. The people that were living in the house before them were renting it for about 40 years, before they bought the house lots of people call it home. As you can see their house was a special for many people.
- 5. 604 South Black
By, Claire and Anisten
604 South Black Avenue plays a historical role in the Longfellow neighborhood. It was built in 1910 by Stonemason Johan- Josef Felesheim. It is made of Virgil sandstone which came from a quarry just north of Columbus, Montana, the same stone used to build St. James Episcopal Church on Olive Street. The front steps of 604 S. Black are marble, made from the old Longfellow Grammar School. The house was bought from walter Cooper, after whom who Cooper Park was named. It was bought in 1905- 1906 and covers four lots. The first two lots were purchased for only one dollar and the second two cost 180 dollars. Later, in 1975, 604 S. Black was remodeled by the help of William Wilson. They tore down most of its walls and created one large room. The room serves as the living room, dinning room and kitchen. As you can see, 604 South Black Avenue plays a big historical role in the Longfellow neighborhood.
- 6. 816 South Black
By Nina and Sophia
The houses in the Longfellow neighborhood are very interesting. We were given the house 816 S. Black to study. The people that lived there are Tom Hayes and Liz McGroff have lived there for over 8 years. The house was built in 1867. Tom and Liz love their house. Especially since it is near the Linear trail. Their neighborhood is great! Once they even saw a bear!!
A lot of remodeling has happened over the years. Their house 1700 square feet. The house is also a tri-level house, which means it has three levels. Their house includes 3 bedrooms upstairs, T.V. Room downstairs, living room, kitchen and breakfast room on the main floor. Many changes have happened over the years like a raspberry garden in the backyard, new metal siding a hot tub installed, a new breakfast nook, and new flooring almost everywhere. We had fun learning about Liz and Tom’s house! We hope you did too!!
- 7. 826 South Black
By, Bailey and Daniel
The Hanson house is a two story ranch style very interesting home. The owner of 826 South Black Avenue is Bob Hanson. This house was built in the mid 1960’s. He has been in this house for over 20 years. There have been changes over the years like, remodeling of the floors, clings and fireplace. This house has around 2,100 square feet. Bob had two children that went to Longfellow Elementary School, their names were Stephanie and Rebecca. All in all the Hanson family loves the Longfellow neighborhood.
- 8. 904 South Black
By: Amelia and Eben
The house we are going to tell you about was built in 1961. The first owner was Gary Christie who bought the house in 1962. He sold the house in 5 years. Ken LeClair was the designer of 904 South Black. So far there has been 9 owners. Now, Pam and Brian Blicker own this house. They know that an elderly Native American man was one of the 9 previous owners. The history of 904 South Black has been very interesting.
Many changes have happened over the years to this house. They have totally remodeled the inside, added on to the front, and made the garage bigger. Pam and Brian describe the house as ranch style with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. The house has 1600 square feet. Pam and Brian also say that they love living in the Longfellow neighborhood and they think it is a fantastic neighborhood to live in.
- 9. 1006 South Black
This year in fifth grade we were assigned a house in the Longfellow neighborhood. My house was a very interesting house. The house is a traditional three story 60’s house. It was built in 1967 by Ken LeCLaire. It is 1,600 square feet not including the garage. Bob and Pat Paynich were the original owners. Now, Shirley Gerhart lives there. She has lived there for more than 33 years. Inside the house only the windows have been changed. Outside, they have enlarged the yard and patio. Five children have lived in this house. Three were the Paynich’s and two were the Gerhart’s. Living in the Longfellow neighborhood for Shirley is quiet and excellent. A unique thing is that the house is right on the Linear Trail and a creek runs through it. This house was very fun and interesting to research. Thank you.
- 10. 412 South Tracy Avenue
412 South Tracy Avenue is one of the historical houses near Longfellow Elementary. Now the owners are Dick and Bea Horswill. The Horswills have lived in this house for over thirty-eight years. The house itself was built over 101 years ago in 1907. The owners of the house are proud of the oak and fir woodwork and are glad that previous owners did not paint it. The designers and builders were John and Elmer Bartholomew. At one point in the house’s history, the top story of the building was a boarding house. For the rest of the history of the house it has been owned by a single family.
There is 2060 square feet of floor space. The owners of the house describe the architecture of the place as a two-story bungalow with a rock foundation made from rocks from Bridger Canyon brought to Bozeman in a wagon pulled by horses. An actor from western movies, Gary Cooper, used to live in this house.
Two of Bea and Dick’s kids attended Longfellow School. They loved living so close to school. The Horswills like to watch the children walk to school and hearing the bell ring and the kids at recess. In the dining room there is a stained glass window that lights up the room with colors.
- 11. 501 South Tracy Avenue
By: Devon and Sellers
Christine and Mark Hodgson purchased a historical home in Bozeman over 5 years ago. The house they bought is 501 S. Tracy Ave. This house was built in 1917. Louis and Maybell Howard were the first owners of this house and they bought it for $3,500! Before this house was a house it a lot with 148 acres. In 1875 William Babcock designed and purchased this lot. Fred Willson designed an addition to the back porch in 1948. Two more additions were made on the front of the house in the 50’s and another to the back and upstairs in 2003. Isabell M. Haynes lived there from 1942 up until 1993. Christine and Mark love living in the Longfellow neighborhood. It is an easy walk to school and they love seeing friends walk by. In 1996 this house won the Historic Preservation Award of Excellence. Christine and Mark couldn’t be happier with their historical home.
- 12. 502 South Tracy
The owner of house 12 is Bossembrook Storm. Bossembrook has lived in 506 s. tracy for one and a half years. Bossembrook’s house was built in 1910. Bossembrook has no idea who the first owner of the house was. There was an addition of two bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a family room after the building was built, of course. Bossembrook has no idea who the builder was. The house is two-hundred square feet.
- 13. 513 South Tracy
In 1905 a late Victorian styled house was built. Now the owners of 513 South Tracy Avenue are the Schirmers. They have only changed the roof and porch. The original was Jennie E. There are 2,100 square feet. The Schirmers have one photo of the original house. They have children who attended Longfellow and love it! The Schirmers love the Longfellow neighborhood.
- 14. 519 South Tracy
519 South Tracy has been home to five different owners. In 1911 Jarvis M. Flint, president and manager of the Flint-Lynn Lumber Co., built the house and was the first owner. Next Arthur Abbot lived there. He was a supervisor of the US forest service. After him, Ms. Nancy Palanalp and her husband lived there. After that, Betsy Stahler and Dean Lueck were there. Now the current owners are Pam, Mac and Ava Westphal. They have lived here for over eight years. They think they live in a wonderful house.
Changes have occurred over the years to 519 South Tracy. In the 1970’s a south side addition was built, followed by north side addition in 2006. In the 1980’s the old attic became a full upstairs. The basement was added on in the 1920’s as well. Now the house has a grand total of 4,200 square feet. Pam describes her house as craftsman, bungalow style. Pam also says she met many of the previous owners and when they renovated in 2006 it was interesting to see where the old chimneys and windows were.
They say it is absolutely great living in the Longfellow Neighborhood. Pam even says her son Max said that they probably have the biggest front yard in Bozeman, the school. I had fun researching this great house.
- 15. 601 South Tracy
601 was a very historical house. It is a two-story house in the “Craftsman” style that was very popular through out the USA in the 1890’s to 1920’s. It was built in 1910 to 1911 by Harry H. Howard. Not much is known on who lived in this house. The C. F. Ritter family lived there in the 1930’s and the Purdy family lived there in 19960’s. Barbara Turner (the woman I got my information from) bought the house from Richard Charlesworth in 2005. In some maps of the house the back two rooms were not included. I had a lot of fun researching this historical house.
- 16. 615 South Tracy
Written by Tyler F.
The Rogers moved to the house over 10 years ago. It was built in 1910. The first owners were the Peterson’s. There were A LOT of changes. Pluming, heating, and a new porch added in the front and back were just a few. John Bartholomew designed the house. The square feet of the house was 2800. The architecture was craftsman. Matson Rogers fell 20 feet from their roof and lived to tell the tale. They live at 615 S. Tracy Ave. The owners are Matson and Kathy Rogers.
- 17. 619 South Tracy
I was assigned a house to study and the houses address is 619 South Tracy Avenue. The original owners were the Landoe family. Now the owners are Valerie Roche, Joel Harris, and Clyde Harris. The time these people have lived in this house is a little longer than four and a half years. This house was built more than ninety six years ago in the year 1917. J. Bartholomew built and designed this house. This house must be nice because it is two thousand four hundred square feet in size. These people love living in the Longfellow neighborhood because of the kids that always walk by. Pablo Elvira, the opera singer lived in this house during his life. This looks like a nice house, even animals like it, I have seen a squirrel there a lot.
- 18. 709 South Tracy Avenue
This house (709 South Tracy Ave.) was built in 1950. The owner- Johnathan Wirth- has lived there for three years. One of the previous people to own the house was Heinie Mocka (he owned the department store downtown). Jonathan Wirth says living in the Longfellow neighborhood is convenient.
The houses change (that Johnathan knows about) is an addition on the back. He also says that there’s a very steep front yard. The square footage is about 2,400 square feet give or take. The house is a bungalow type house. As you can see, 709 South Tracey Ave. is a very interesting house.
- 19. 732 South Tracy
In 1932 the world was changed forever. A cute little house, 732 South Tracy, was built. It is not known who the original owner was or who built it. It is a bungalow that is 2000 square feet. A minister used to live here but now Mariana Downy lives here. She has lived here for 6 years. Marina has changed the house by adding a garage. She went to Longfellow and thinks living in the Longfellow neighborhood is wonderful.
- 20. 733 South Tracy
by Hazel and Vivian
In 1905 a house was added to south Tracy. The original owner was Jenny E. and Lyman J. Morgan, they had four children. The land was originally owned by the Babcock family and has been resold many times. The house has been remolded but restored back to its original condition. The style of the house is late Victorian. The location had the kids who lived there go to Longfellow school. The previous owners lived there for 35 years and had a family of 11. This is a historic home and it carries many stories.
- 21. 801 South Tracy Avenue
801 S. Tracy ave. is one of the many historical houses near Longfellow. The owner now is Baird, he has lived in this house for over 2 years. The house was built in the early 1900’s. Baird has updated the bathroom and got a new living room.
The only history Baird knows about the house is that it is very old and that the house is 1,200 sq. feet. The people that lived in the house before Baird moved to England. Baird loves living near Longfellow.
- 22. 807 South Tracy
The Rose Toth and Richard Swanson house is a very nice house. They have lived in this house for years and it has very mixed culture. Its address is 807 South Tracy and its first owner was Buittby Thomas B. Story. The house was built in 1939. When the Marcinko family lived there their children went to Longfellow Elementary School.
Some history about this is the Story family has a long history of settling in Bozeman. It has had many changes over the years including a sunroom and a rap-around porch. This house is one of a kind.
- 23. 821 South Tracy Avenue
The owners of 821 south Tracy avenue are Alycia and Ruben Travis. They have lived in the ranch styled house for 6years and are the third owners. Some of the owners before were Fred Decker and Donald Cheever. Donald Cheever built this house and lived in it. There are 3,800 square feet. The only changes made to this house were a new roof, new paint and added gutters. Although there’s a lot of traffic at 3:20pm on Monday- Friday, Alycia and Ruben love the Longfellow neighborhood.
- 24. 824 South Tracy
By: Devon and Sellers
William Ensinger built 824 S. Tracy Ave. in 1921 and was the original owner of this house. Eleanor Barber has lived in this house for over 10 years and loves living in this busy, happy Longfellow neighborhood. An interesting thing is that a bee scientist lived there and built 3 bee houses. A lot of children lived there and attended Longfellow. Eleanor couldn’t be happier in this historical home.
- 25. 1021 South Tracy
Have you ever though of studying the Longfellow neighborhood? I’m studying 102 South Tracy Ave. Mrs. Betsy Danforth has been there for 9 years. The house got an addition to the back in 1964. The house was designed by John DeHaas [architect] and the original owner was John Bernice DeHaas. The house is approximately 2,900 sq. feet. The house she lives in is a mid-century modern style. Betsy thinks that it is great living in the Longfellow neighborhood.
- 26. 1100 South Tracy
Langohr’s flowerland started in 1913. The original owners were the Langohr’s. Over the years, a lot of changes have been made. Greenhouses have been built, rebuilt and then built again, they added a garage, a design space, storage place and a second floor. The Langohr family built Langohr’s flowerland. The greenhouses are about 1600 square feet and the rest of the buildings are about 10,000 square feet. No one actually lived here as it’s always been a business. The employee’s have always enjoyed watching the people walking by taking their children to Longfellow School; it would lighten up their day. The Langhor’s business would be about 115 years old if it were still standing today.
- 27. 8 West Harrison Street
The house at 8 West Harrison Street is very interesting. It was build and designed by Fred Willson. Did you know that it was built in 1940? The first owner of this house was Jack Bartlett. Jack Bartlett was in the Air Force. This house is 4,000 square feet. Dr. Sabo (one of the people that lived here) was a family physician for decades. Dr. Sabo liked guns, and he practiced shooting in the basement. The house has a huge backyard. Isn’t this house cool?
- 28. 5 West Cleveland
In the 1920`s Bozeman was changed forever. A cute little house 5 West Cleveland was built. It is not known who designed and built this piece of art. It is also unknown who the original owner was. Greg Morgan was the last person to live there but Becky Mahurin lives here now. Becky has lived here for over 30 years. She has changed the house by adding on to the East and West sides of the house. Becky thinks that the Longfellow neighborhood is lovely and is a wonderful place to live.
- 29. 18 East College
George Reiser built the beautiful home at 18 East College. It is 1,000 square feet on the first floor and basement. The land was about as big as a ranch. It was built in 1958. The first owners were Dewey J. and Lois Johnson, who still live there today. Two children who went to Longfellow were raised in the beautiful home. You can tell a lot of memories and love were shared in this home. Over time the owners installed a new front and back porch. Even with the new additions you can still feel the love. When you walk by the lovely home I hope you think about the love and beauty this home has provided.