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Property Name Kose Hall
Reference Number 13000152
State Montana
County Carbon
Town Belfry
Street Address 216 Broadway Avenue, Belfry, MT
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 04/09/2013
Areas of Significance Commerce, Architecture
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Kose Hall is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under criteria A and C. Under Criterion A, the building is associated with the initial period of development of Belfry between 1906 and 1912 when it was one of several businesses constructed on the community's main street (Broadway Avenue) after the arrival of the Montana , Wyoming & Southern Railroad in January 1906. The building initially functioned as a restaurant and dance hall, an important gathering place for the first Belfryites. By 1908 it functioned as a general store , a role it has largely served for over a century. Kose Hall is also eligible for listing on the National Register under Criterion C. The building was one of several in Belfry constructed of native sandstone. It is a good example of a simple Western Commercial style building and retains decorative elements including a projecting cornice and belt course along with a colored prism glass transom. Modifications to the exterior in the 1980s and 1990s altered the appearance of the building somewhat, but the modifications appear to be reversible and the original window openings are very much evident and intact.


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