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Immigrants, Agriculture, Railroad, & Local Merchants Shaped the Havre/Hi-Line Landscape

This photo, circa 1960 taken by Helmbrecht Photography, was commissioned by the dealer, Sig Dyrland of Northern Implement Company, Big Sandy. Area farmer, Henry Bitz, third from the left, who immigrated from Germany via Odessa Russia, is pictured with his sons in front of the Great Northern Rail cars that delivered their 21 International drills. The seven Bitz brothers (L to R Daniel, Herbert, Henry (Father), Reinholt, Leo, Fred, Albert, and Hank) are all dressed in suits purchased from Morris Fewer at ‘The Hub’ clothing store which was formerly located in the space currently occupied by the Havre Rail Road Museum. 

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Residential Historic District Interactive Website Map

  • Completed Spring 2012
  • Revised Spring 2016

Downtown Survey & Walking Tour Map & Interactive Web Site Map

  • Completed Fall 2009

Masonic Temple

  • Listed on Montana Preservation Alliance (MPA);  Most endangered list - Fall 2008

Fort Assinniboine

  • Completion of the CTEP funded masonry projects - Summer 2009
  • Awarded HB645 Historic Preservation Grant - Spring 2010
  • Completed Rehabilitation of Rain Gutter & Roof- Summer 2011
  • Revised National Register Nomination to include boundary increase
    and further documentation, Winter 2018

Kiwanis Chapel at Beaver Creek Park

  • Listed on National Registry of Historic Places - Spring 2010
  • Awarded HB645 Historic Preservation Grant - Spring 2010
  • Completed Rehabilitation of Log Slabs, Porch & Roof - Fall 2011
Preserve America Destination (City & County) - 2007
  • Awarded Grant Money for the following;
    • Downtown business & Railroad Survey
    • Educational Session
    • Create Website
    • Create Downtown Business & Railroad Walking Tour Map

 

Preservation Awards

2008

  • Pershing Hall
  • Gary Grant
  • Toni Hagener

 

2009

  • Bob & Mike Nault of Nault Plumbing, Eric Bartow of Everything Electric,
    Lorren Schlotfeldt, Danny Boyer, Terry Schend, Spike Magelssen and Dan Ulman for Donaldson Hall
  • Wayne Koepke and Renelle Braaten
  • Gregg Carlson & Northern Agricultural Research Center
  • Fort Assinniboine.

2010

  • Hill County Park Board
  • Kiwanis Chapel
  • Rudyard Historical Society
  • Depot, Dinosaur and Vintage Auto Museum.
  • Havre Daily News

2011

  • Festival Days
  • Havre Chamber of Commerce
  • Wahkpa Chugn Buffalo Jump
  • Anna & John Brumley

2012

  • Valerie Hickman
  • MSU-Northern Library
  • Bonnie Williamson
  • Havre Hill County Library

2013

  • Frank DeRosa Railroad Museum
  • Fort Assinniboine Preservation Association

2014

  • Trish Limbaugh

2015

  • Darrin Boss, NARC
  • Dr. Erica Farmer & Dr. Marc Whitacre

2016

  • Jim Magera
  • Gary Wilson

2017

  • Steve Helmbrecht

Annual Preservation Ornaments


with proceeds going towards a fund geared towards community preservation efforts.

2011 Old Post Office

2012 Hill County Court House

2013 Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church

2014 Donaldson Hall MSU-N

2015 Fort Assinniboine and the Northern Ag Research Center

2016 Kiwanis Chapel- Beaver Creek Park

2017 H Earl Clack Elevators

Ornaments are on sale year around at the Chamber of Commerce

 

 


 

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