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    Irving School – Bozeman MT

    Date added: January 10, 2014; Modified: June 28, 2023

    Among the numerous WPA-constructed buildings in Bozeman designed by Fred Willson was the Irving School located at 611 South 8th Avenue.

    National Guard Armory (former) – Bozeman MT

    Date added: January 10, 2014; Modified: February 8, 2018

    Saved from the wrecking ball after being slated for demolition in 2007, Bozeman’s Daily Chronicle writes that current plans (as of 2013) for the building call for the construction of an eight-story ’boutique’ hotel on top of the existing structure…. read more

    Montana State University Dormitories – Bozeman MT

    Date added: January 10, 2014; Modified: January 10, 2015

    “With a $214,000 loan from the Public Works Administration, MSC constructed a dormitory complex in 1934 on a newly-acquired block at the northeast corner of campus.”   (NRHP)

    Gallatin County Road Improvements – Bozeman MT

    Date added: March 1, 2014

    The WPA undertook projects to improve roads throughout Gallatin County. Montana’s Big Timber Pioneer newspaper reported that $16,503 was approved for such work in July 1938 alone.

    Bridger Canyon Improvements – Bozeman MT

    Date added: January 23, 2014

    “Six miles northeast of Bozeman in Bridger canyon another camp has been built under the supervision of the forest service. Youths cleared underbrush from a three and one-half acre plot, thinned trees and placed tables and benches.”

    Gallatin County Courthouse – Bozeman MT

    Date added: January 10, 2014; Modified: January 14, 2014

    Jim Jenks writes: “Designed in the Moderne style” popular at the time, “Gallatin County’s 1936 courthouse at 311 West Main Street was one of several federally financed projects that brought jobs and civic improvements to Bozeman during the Great Depression.”… read more

    High School Addition – Bozeman MT

    Date added: January 10, 2014

    Then the Gallatin County High School, architect Fred Willson — who’d just designed the county’s new courthouse — was tapped by the WPA to design an addition to the 1902 high school building at 404 West Main Street. The building… read more