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Courtney Kramer is a proud graduate of MSU’s History Department and serves as the City of Bozeman’s Historic Preservation Officer. She may be contacted at the City Planning Office, 406-582-2260 or via email at ckramer@bozeman.net(ckramer (at) bozeman [d0t] net,). More information about Bozeman’s historic districts is available at www.preservebozeman.org.

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Tue. Dec. 1st, 2015

Live up to your license plate Bozeman

by Courtney Kramer

October 15 was my last day as Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Bozeman. Rather than the usual article about a place or person important in our community’s history, this article is a soliloquy on the state of cultural…

Thu. Oct. 1st, 2015

Buildings That HAUNT Bozeman Construction Sites

by Courtney Kramer

Bozeman generally prioritizes preservation of our historic buildings. Two demolitions, however, will haunt Bozeman contractors in the next year. Workers demolishing the existing bank building on the North West corner of West Mendenhall and…

Mon. Aug. 31st, 2015

Historic Spotlight: The Main Street Historic District

by Courtney Kramer

The City recently reviewed plans to modify the retail storefronts in the Hathorn Building, at 29-43 West Main Street, vacated by the Leaf and Bean and Poor Richards after the sale of those businesses. Continued investment in the Hathorn…

Sat. Aug. 1st, 2015

Sink or Swim: The History of Bogert Pool

Courtney Kramer

Bogert Park is a summertime oasis from the City’s downtown street grid. The pool, tennis courts, band shell and pavilion that shelters a vibrant Farmer’s Market all offer outdoor community gathering spaces. Built in 1938, Bogert…

Wed. Jul. 1st, 2015

Historic Spotlight: The Gallatin County Fairgrounds

Courtney Kramer

The Gallatin County Fairgrounds, located 10 blocks north of Main Street, are the northern boundary of the street grid that characterizes Bozeman’s historic core area. The Fairgrounds are an accessible connection to Montana’s…

Fri. May. 1st, 2015

Evaluating Bozeman's NCOD

Courtney Kramer

The City of Bozeman is evaluating the regulatory component of our community’s historic preservation program. Established in 1991, the City’s Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District (NCOD) is a locally- adopted zoning district…

Wed. Apr. 1st, 2015

Bozeman’s Historic Street Trees

Courtney Kramer

April 24, 2015 is Arbor Day. What began as an initiative to plant soil-conserving windbreaks in Nebraska in 1872 has grown into an international effort to plant and maintain trees. The City’s Forestry Department is an important partner…

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2015

Topography and the Evolution of Bozeman’s Sewerage, Part II

Courtney Kramer

  This article tells the story of the second phase of the City of Bozeman’s sewerage development. Part one was published in the February 2015 Bozeman Magazine. As noted in Part I of this article, of the many tax-payer funded…

Fri. Feb. 27th, 2015

Preservation Retrospective

Courtney Kramer

At the end of 2014, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate the productivity and quiet successes of Bozeman’s historic preservation program over the last year. After years of work, a number of projects finally came to fruition…

Sun. Nov. 30th, 2014

Preservation Retrospective 2014

Courtney Kramer

At the end of 2014, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate the productivity and quiet successes of Bozeman’s historic preservation program over the last year. After years of work, a number of projects finally came to fruition…

Fri. Oct. 31st, 2014

Cooper Park part 2

Courtney Kramer

The Cooper Park Historic District is a tangible reminder of Bozeman’s amazing transformation between 1883 and 1945.

Tue. Sep. 30th, 2014

Cooper Park part 1

Courtney Kramer

The Cooper Park Historic District is a tangible reminder of Bozeman’s amazing transformation between 1883 and 1945.

Sun. Aug. 31st, 2014

Historic Whittier School

Courtney Kramer

Bozeman took advantage of Depression-era Public Works Administration funding to construct new schools.

Fri. Aug. 1st, 2014

Happy Birthday Bozeman

Courtney Kramer

Summer 2014 marks Bozeman’s 150th birthday, also known as a sesquicentennial

Tue. Jul. 1st, 2014

Revitalization comes to Gallatin County High School

Courtney Kramer

The Gallatin County Free High School, located at 308 West Main Street and known locally as East Willson School, will be adaptively reused into residential condominium units.

Fri. May. 30th, 2014

Tourism's Lasting Role in Bozeman’s Economy

Courtney Kramer

Tourism has shaped Bozeman’s history in a number of ways, from the establishment of a cemetery in 1872 to the City’s acquisition of the beloved Bogert Park in the late 1920’s.