I.G. Baker Home

I.G. Baker Home (HM2MPD)

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N 47° 49.132', W 110° 39.964'

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The original portion of this house, one of the oldest in Montana, was built for I.G. Baker in 1867. Early-day Fort Benton merchant Baker wanted a home, rather than the old fort for the birth of his expected child.
Constructed of rough-sawn lumber and hand-hewn beams, the house had adobe brick walls as much as three feet thick. The siding and porch were added in 1876 by W.G. Conrad, who bought out the Bakers in 1872.
Throughout the years military figures, political powers and powers-to-be were guests in this home. Among them was Acting Governor Thomas Francis Meagher who ate his final meal here before falling from the steamboat G.A. Thompson and drowning on July 2, 1867.
The last private owner William McLeish donated this historical building to the Fort Benton Community Improvement Association in 1969.
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Date Added Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 524996 N 5296222
Decimal Degrees47.81886667, -110.66606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 49.132', W 110° 39.964'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 49' 7.9199999999999" N, 110° 39' 57.84" W
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