Western Heritage Center

Located at 2822 Montana Avenue on the corner of Montana Avenue and North 29th Street in Billings, Mt.

Picture by Desiree Baisden. Billings, Mt. Spring 2000.

The Western Heritage Center is the Billings area's premier history museum. The museum was the original library for the city of Billings, "Parmly Billings Library". The library was named after the son of Fredrick Billings, Parmly Billings. Parmly lived in Billings for part of his 35 years and looked after his father's considerable financial interest in the area.

Picture by Desiree Baisden. Billings, Mt. Spring 2000.

A close-up of the Western Heritage Center shows the worn name "Parmly Billings Library"

 

 

Heffner Stone Quarry (September 1894)

Picture Courtesy of The Western Heritage Center. Billings, Mt.

The stones for the Library and other buildings around town, most notably Rocky Mountain College, were cut from the quarry located where Montana State University - Billings and Airport Road currently exist in Billings, Mt.

 

Picture Courtesy of The Western Heritage Center. Billings, Mt.

Construction of the Parmly Billings Library, current site of the Western Heritage Center, in 1901.

Picture Courtesy of The Western Heritage Center. Billings, Mt.

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