Chandler C. Cohagen Papers, 1907-1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Cohagen, Chandler C., 1889-1985
Title
Chandler C. Cohagen Papers
Dates
1907-1971
Quantity
4.4 linear feet and 353 architectural drawing sets
Collection Number
Collection 2086, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Chandler C. Cohagen Papers consist of notes, photographs, printed materials, project specifications and architectural drawings which document his long career as an architect in Montana. Although the majority of the architectural projects in this collection were created by Cohagen himself, works by other architects are also represented. The projects include public and private buildings in Montana, Wyoming, and a few other states.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Chandler C. Cohagen was born to John Cohagen and Mary Turner Cohagen near Pierson, Iowa on April 24, 1889. He attended Pierson public schools and graduated from high school in LeMars in 1906. From 1907 until 1912, Cohagen lived with his family in Billings and worked in the construction field until attending the University of Michigan. While working towards his Bachelor's Degree, Chandler was a member of the Kappa Psi fraternity and helped found the Alpha Rho Chi professional fraternity. After graduation in 1915, Cohagen returned to Montana and began an architecture firm with partners Angus Vaughn McIver and Walter V. Marshall. They worked in Great Falls and eventually expanded into Billings before McIver and Marshall enlisted in the war effort. The company became McIver and Cohagen in 1920 and Chandler became an independent architect starting in 1936. He and his partners designed several buildings around the state including the Billings Deaconess Hospital, Billings area schools, campus buildings for Eastern Montana College, and various residences. Cohagen married Flora Brown on September 18, 1917. Cohagen was also active in the local community. He was a Masonic Lodge member, involved in the Rotary Club, and the Billings Midland Club. Chandler Cohagen died in Billings, Montana in December, 1985.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Chandler C. Cohagen papers consist of notes, photographs, printed materials, project specifications and architectural drawings which document his long career as an architect in Montana. Although the majority of the architectural projects in this collection were created by Cohagen himself, works by other architects are also represented. The projects include public and private buildings in Montana, Wyoming, and a few other states. Although there is some repetition of project titles, each drawing set represents a separate contracted project, a result of Cohagen being retained for remodeling previously designed buildings. The collection has been arranged in three series. Series 1 contains architectural drawings from projects Cohagen and his partners designed during his career dating from 1907-1971. Series 2 is a collection project specifications correlating to drawings in Series 1. Series 3 contains miscellaneous material collected by Cohagen such as notes, photographs of buildings, and printed articles.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Architectural drawings, 1907-1971Return to Top

353 architectural drawing sets representing projects designed from 1907 to 1971. The majority of the drawings were done by Cohagen, although a few represent work done by his partners and other architectural firms. The drawings directly attributed to Cohagen were designed under his own name, and under the corporate names of McIver and Cohagen, Cohagen and Williams, and McIver, Cohagen and Williams. The majority of the drawings pertain to projects in Montana and Wyoming, but a few other locations are represented. When first accessioned, the drawings were given sequential numbers starting from 1, but an agreement with the Western Heritage Center in Billings, Montana necessitated the transfer of specific drawing sets to that institution. As a result, the sequential numbering of these drawings represents gaps throughout the listing. Only the assigned drawing set number and the title assigned by Cohagen to the project are represented in this listing, and to assist researchers in locating specific drawing sets based on location or project genre a special online catalog is available. Click here for access to the Architectural Drawing Catalog. The drawings are stored flat in oversize metal cabinets, so there is no individual container listing for the following inventory of Series 1.

Container(s) Description Dates
cabinet
Metal Cabinet Storage
002: Store Building for the Power-Morgan Co.
Metal Cabinet Storage
004: A Frame Residence for Mr. G. A. Boyton
Metal Cabinet Storage
005: Plans for an Apartment House for Mr. Louis Scharrer
Metal Cabinet Storage
006: Store and Apartment Building for Mr. John Bucher
Metal Cabinet Storage
006a: Apartment House for John A. Bucher
Metal Cabinet Storage
007: Remodeling of an Entrance for Rock Creek State Bank
Metal Cabinet Storage
008: Porch Remodeling for Dr. William A. Walters
Metal Cabinet Storage
010: Addition to County High School
Metal Cabinet Storage
011: Plans for a Residence for Mr. F. H. Sewell
Metal Cabinet Storage
012: Remodeling of the Central School for School District No. 26, Yellowstone County
Metal Cabinet Storage
013: Remodeling of School Building for School District No. 18
Metal Cabinet Storage
014: Store Front Remodeling for Mullin-Huntsberger Company
Metal Cabinet Storage
015: Basement Remodeling, First National Bank Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
018: A Business Block for the Big Horn Creamery Co.
Metal Cabinet Storage
022: A Residence for Mrs. E. L. Saul
Metal Cabinet Storage
023: Hospital for Rosebud County
Metal Cabinet Storage
028: A Business Block for L. C. Jensen
Metal Cabinet Storage
029: A Residence for Mr. M. D. Barney
Metal Cabinet Storage
030: Improvements and Additions for Water Supply System
Metal Cabinet Storage
031: A Residence for Mr. Earl M. Murray
Metal Cabinet Storage
032: Rimrock School District No. 27, additions
Metal Cabinet Storage
033: A Five-Room School Building, District No. 16
Metal Cabinet Storage
036: Lee Garage
Metal Cabinet Storage
037: School Building, additions and alterations
Metal Cabinet Storage
038: Crow Agency School, District No. 17-H, Bighorn County, addition to
Metal Cabinet Storage
041: Remodeling of Grade School Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
042: All Saints Church
Metal Cabinet Storage
043: School Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
044: School Building, District 30, alteration
Metal Cabinet Storage
045: School Building, No. 19, alteration
Metal Cabinet Storage
047: Methodist Episcopal Church
Metal Cabinet Storage
049: Hasty, W. - alteration
Metal Cabinet Storage
051: Tourist Park Buildings
Metal Cabinet Storage
052: George Harper Residence
Metal Cabinet Storage
053: Front Elevation of Post Office
Metal Cabinet Storage
054: A Residence Alteration for Mr. George B. Kerper Jr.
Metal Cabinet Storage
055: Residence for Mr. Howard F. Bell
Metal Cabinet Storage
056: Garage Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
057: Montana Deaconess Hospital Spencer Memorial
Metal Cabinet Storage
059: Apartment Building for Mr. Richard Graham
Metal Cabinet Storage
060: Store Building and Shop for Mr. Howard Hemphill
Metal Cabinet Storage
061: Gymnasium for School District No.5, Stillwater County
Metal Cabinet Storage
063: Residence for Dr. A. S. Chichester
Metal Cabinet Storage
066: Residence for Mr. R. E. Richardson
Metal Cabinet Storage
068: First Christian Church
Metal Cabinet Storage
069: Montana IOOF Home
Metal Cabinet Storage
070: Remodeling of Farnham's Arro Service
Metal Cabinet Storage
071: Residence for W. H. Wyman, Jr.
Metal Cabinet Storage
072: Chiver Memorial Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
073: School Building for District No. 7
Metal Cabinet Storage
075: Tourist Park Buildings
Metal Cabinet Storage
077: Dresback Riggs Inc. , garage building
Metal Cabinet Storage
078: School Remodeling for School District No. 18
Metal Cabinet Storage
079: Saints John Lodge, No. 92 A. F. and A. M.
Metal Cabinet Storage
080: Miscellaneous Drawings, School District No. 1, Byron Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
082: Ward, R. F., Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
086: Masonic Temple, Lovell, Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
087: Building for Lodge No. 1431, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Metal Cabinet Storage
088: School Building Remodeling , District No. 2, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
092: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Stafford, Limestone
Metal Cabinet Storage
093: Rebuilding of the Lazy El Ranch House for Mr. and Mrs. William Mackay, Roscoe
Metal Cabinet Storage
094: A Ranch Barn for Mr. Donald Mackay
Metal Cabinet Storage
095: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Svanberg Sheridan, Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
097: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Svanberg
Metal Cabinet Storage
100: Tourist Cabins and Cafe for John Kuilman, Miles City
Metal Cabinet Storage
101: Gymnasium and School Remodeling, Joliet
Metal Cabinet Storage
102: Agricultural and Manual Training Building for School District No. 7, Laurel
Metal Cabinet Storage
103: Grade and Jr. High School, School District No.1, Campbell County, Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
104: Lalonde Hotel, Sidney
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105: Community Memorial Hospital
Metal Cabinet Storage
106: Residence for Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Bentzen
Metal Cabinet Storage
107: Shepherd High School Additions
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108: Bitterroot Elementary School
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109: Dr. and Mrs. O. R. Docekal Residence
Metal Cabinet Storage
110: Office Building for Ohio Oil Co., Lovell, Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
111: Building Remodeling for Miles and Ulmer Co.
Metal Cabinet Storage
112: Keefe Auto Supply Co. Store and Warehouse Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
113: Eastern Montana College (State Normal School), Science Building, Billings
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114: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Morissette Residence
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115: Chief Service Station for Sam, Francis, and Walter Chadwick
Metal Cabinet Storage
116: Masonic Temple
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117: Elementary School Building, School District No. 37, Yellowstone County
Metal Cabinet Storage
118: Masonic Temple, Lodge No. 101, A.F. and A.M.
Metal Cabinet Storage
119: Extension to Manual Arts Shop, School District No.7, Sheridan, Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
120: High School Building for School District No. 17, Basin, Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
121: Eastern Montana College (State Normal School), Administration and Educational Unit, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
122: Plans for Science Building, State University
Metal Cabinet Storage
126: High School additions- School District No. 55, Roundupo
Metal Cabinet Storage
127: Extension and Remodeling - Park County High School, District No.1
Metal Cabinet Storage
128: Ben Franklin Store Front
Metal Cabinet Storage
129: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Steven Smith, Thermopolis, Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
130: Business Block, Laurel
Metal Cabinet Storage
131: Remodeling of Stairways - High School Building, School District No.5, Park City
Metal Cabinet Storage
132: Remodeling, Citizen's Bank and Trust Co., Big TImber
Metal Cabinet Storage
133: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Hudson, Absarokee
Metal Cabinet Storage
134: Shop Building, Carbon County High School District No. 30
Metal Cabinet Storage
135: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. W. A. White
Metal Cabinet Storage
138: Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Flachsenhar
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139: Grade and High School Building, Broadview
Metal Cabinet Storage
141: Nurses' Home - Billings Deaconess Hospital
Metal Cabinet Storage
143: Masonic Temple - Lodge No. 84
Metal Cabinet Storage
144: Gymnasium and Auditorium, Rapelje High School District
Metal Cabinet Storage
145: Garfield School Improvements, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
147: A Residence for Dr. and Mrs. H. E. Coulson, Powell, Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
148: Clinic Building for Dr. H. E. Coulson, Powell, Wyoming
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150: Huntley Project Elementary School, School District No. 24
Metal Cabinet Storage
151: Consolidated School Building/ Domestic Arts Equipment/ Band Room, Worden
Metal Cabinet Storage
153: Yellowstone Bank Remodeling
Metal Cabinet Storage
154: St. Peter's Hospital - Approach and Parking Area, Helena
Metal Cabinet Storage
155: A Church Building for the Methodist Episcopal Church
Metal Cabinet Storage
157: Residence for Mr. Fred Hussman
Metal Cabinet Storage
158: Masonic Temple for Absarokee Lodge No.30. Powell, Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
159: Cabin for Mr. H.T. Hedden, Rosebud Lake
Metal Cabinet Storage
160: Smelser Memorial Library, Park City
Metal Cabinet Storage
161: Cabin for J. W. Corwin
Metal Cabinet Storage
162: Barns for Mr. J. M. Sawyer, Hesper
Metal Cabinet Storage
163: Residence for Mr. Charles R. Lowery
Metal Cabinet Storage
164: Residence for Mr. Wm Greig
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165: Residence for Mr. Fred Hussman
Metal Cabinet Storage
165: Hot Springs County Court House
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166: Proposed Plan for First Presbyterian Church
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167: Cabin for John W. Currie
Metal Cabinet Storage
168: Exhibit Building, Northern Montana Fair
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169: Residence for Mr. Charles R. Lowery
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170: Odd Fellows Building
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171: First Baptist Church
Metal Cabinet Storage
172: Proposed Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Davis
Metal Cabinet Storage
174: Big Horn Co. Grey Bull High School Building, Gerybull, Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
175: Residence for Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Cooley
Metal Cabinet Storage
176: Mr. J. K. Gauen, garage building
Metal Cabinet Storage
177: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hansen, Wolf Point
Metal Cabinet Storage
178: 1st Baptist Church
Metal Cabinet Storage
179: Repairs and Remodeling for Lincoln Building, District No. 1
Metal Cabinet Storage
181: Park County High School - Extension and Remodeling
Metal Cabinet Storage
183: Toole County Court House
Metal Cabinet Storage
184: A Residence for Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Garberson, Miles City
Metal Cabinet Storage
185: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Smith, Thermopolis, Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
186: Nurses' Residence Hall - St. Peter's Hospital, Helena
Metal Cabinet Storage
187: Ulman Lumber Co. Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
188: Plans for Rectification Plant of Rocky Mt. Brands Inc.
Metal Cabinet Storage
190: Fromberg High School
Metal Cabinet Storage
191: Mr. John Kuilman, Garage Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
192: Carbon Co. School, District No. 37, joliet
Metal Cabinet Storage
193: Masonic Grand Lodge Library, Museum and Offices - A .F. and A. M. of Montana
Metal Cabinet Storage
194: Memorial Civic Center, Red Lodge
Metal Cabinet Storage
196: Daniels Co. High School, School District No. 1
Metal Cabinet Storage
197: Business Block Remodeling for Mr. T. P. Mulvihill
Metal Cabinet Storage
199: E.A. Blenker Office Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
200: Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Seader Theater Building, Hardin
Metal Cabinet Storage
201: Grade School Addition, District No. 5, Richland County
Metal Cabinet Storage
203: Extension and Remodeling, Garfield School, School District No.2, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
206: Store Building for Mr. C.W. Samsel
Metal Cabinet Storage
207: Governor's Mansion, Helena
Metal Cabinet Storage
208: Columbus High School Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
209: Residence Remodeling for Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Ulmer
Metal Cabinet Storage
210: Residence for Mr. and Mrs. William Jacques
Metal Cabinet Storage
211: Extension and Remodeling for Broadview Gymnasium
Metal Cabinet Storage
214: High School, School District No. 30 - Carbon County, addition to
Metal Cabinet Storage
215: Garfield School Addition, School District No. 2, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
216: Garfield School, alterations and additions
Metal Cabinet Storage
218: Heating Addition for Absarokee Lodge No. 30, Powell, Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
219: A Law Office Building for Mr. Roland Colgrove
Metal Cabinet Storage
220: Building Remodeling for Miles and Umber Co.
Metal Cabinet Storage
221: Junior High and Grade School Extension, School District No. 1, Gillette, Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
222: Medical Arts Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
223: Park City High School Gymnasium and Classroom Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
224: Windham Public School, School District No. 22
Metal Cabinet Storage
226: Extension and Remodeling of the Sidney High School
Metal Cabinet Storage
227: State University Library
Metal Cabinet Storage
228: Park County High School
Metal Cabinet Storage
229: The Cody High School
Metal Cabinet Storage
230: School Building and Gymnasium, Byron, Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
231: Broadwater School Buildings, alterations and additions, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
235: Washington School Addition
Metal Cabinet Storage
236: A Gymnasium for School District No. 34, Belkfry
Metal Cabinet Storage
237: Wyoming Trust Company Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
238: A Building for The Sheridan Press
Metal Cabinet Storage
239: Public School Building for District No. 30
Metal Cabinet Storage
240: A High School for District No. 17, Roosevelt County
Metal Cabinet Storage
241: Grade School Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
242: High School Building, Laurel
Metal Cabinet Storage
243: High School - School Dist. No. 2, Carbon County, addition to
Metal Cabinet Storage
244: Remodeling and Extension of High School Building, School District No. 2, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
250: Plans for Remodeling and Additions to McKinley School
Metal Cabinet Storage
251: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Rison
Metal Cabinet Storage
252: A Residence for Prof. H. E. Riggs
Metal Cabinet Storage
253: Sandahl Cigar Co. Storefront -Remodeling
Metal Cabinet Storage
255: Plans for a Business Block for the Lovell Building Co.
Metal Cabinet Storage
257: School Building for District 17H
Metal Cabinet Storage
258: Montana, University Library, Missoula
Metal Cabinet Storage
261: Apartment Building for Mr. Knut Germo
Metal Cabinet Storage
263: Apartment Building for Dr. P. M. Feda
Metal Cabinet Storage
264: Terminal Milling Co.
Metal Cabinet Storage
265: Thermopolis Independent Record
Metal Cabinet Storage
266: Lodge Grass School
Metal Cabinet Storage
267: Warehouse for Mr. William Boston
Metal Cabinet Storage
268: Proposed Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Adams
Metal Cabinet Storage
270: Residence for Mr. Will Huffine
Metal Cabinet Storage
271: A Residence for Prof. John R. Allen
Metal Cabinet Storage
273: Nurses Home for the State of Montana Tuberculosis Sanitarium
Metal Cabinet Storage
274: Library for the State Normal College (Western Montana College)
Metal Cabinet Storage
276: Extension and Remodel - Lincoln School, District No. 1, Miles City
Metal Cabinet Storage
277: Junior High School Building, District No. 17H, Big Horn County
Metal Cabinet Storage
278: Office and Warehouse for the State of Montana State Highway Commission
Metal Cabinet Storage
279: Billings Polytechnic Institute - The W. Graham Tyler Memorial Boys' Dormitory
Metal Cabinet Storage
282: High School Building, District No. 5, Richland County
Metal Cabinet Storage
285: A Warehouse for Wiggenhorn Bros.
Metal Cabinet Storage
287: Roof for Reservoir
Metal Cabinet Storage
289: A Remodeled Business Block for Dr. D. H. McCauley
Metal Cabinet Storage
290: Business Block Remodeling for Mr. George W. O'Connor
Metal Cabinet Storage
297: Rapelje High School
Metal Cabinet Storage
298: Emanuel Church
Metal Cabinet Storage
299: Christian Church
Metal Cabinet Storage
300: First Presbyterian Church
Metal Cabinet Storage
301: Congregational Church Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
302: Student Union for the University of Montana
Metal Cabinet Storage
303: Governor's Mansion, Helena
Metal Cabinet Storage
304: Cook House for Mr. William MacKay at the Lazy El Ranch
Metal Cabinet Storage
305: Mr. E. A. Blenkner Office Building, Columbus
Metal Cabinet Storage
306: Roundup Hospital
Metal Cabinet Storage
307: Remodeling Eagles Lodge Building Drawn for F. A. Ripley Co., Lewistown
Metal Cabinet Storage
308: Carnegie Public Library Busch Memorial Addition, Lewistown
Metal Cabinet Storage
309: Trinity Hospital
Metal Cabinet Storage
311: Community Memorial Hospital
Metal Cabinet Storage
312: Proposed Masonic Temple
Metal Cabinet Storage
313: Hotel for Sidney, Montana (Lalonde Hotel)
Metal Cabinet Storage
314: Proposed Clinic Building for Dr. R. D. Benson
Metal Cabinet Storage
315: Grade School Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
317: Plans for a Store and Apartment Building for the McCauley-Spencer Co.
Metal Cabinet Storage
318: Bowling Alley for T. P. Mulvihill, Columbus
Metal Cabinet Storage
319: Office Building for E. H. Walrath and Sons
Metal Cabinet Storage
320: Congregational Church
Metal Cabinet Storage
321: Proposed School Building, and Proposed Gymnasium for District No. 25
Metal Cabinet Storage
322: Dr. William P. Smith Clinic Building, Columbus
Metal Cabinet Storage
323: Masonic Temple Building, Unity Lodge No. 71, A. F. and A. M.
Metal Cabinet Storage
324: Proposed Rosebud Cabin, Rosebud Lake, for J. B. Connelly
Metal Cabinet Storage
325: Masonic Temple
Metal Cabinet Storage
326: A Theatre Building for C. J. Wulff
Metal Cabinet Storage
327: Ranch House for Mr. J. M. Sawyer
Metal Cabinet Storage
328: Proposed Rosebud Cabin
Metal Cabinet Storage
329: Proposed Garage for Mr. H. G. Syster
Metal Cabinet Storage
330: A. F. and A. M. Grand Lodge of Montana Executive Office and Library, Helena
Metal Cabinet Storage
331: Proposed Gymnasium
Metal Cabinet Storage
333 Business Block Rebuilding for Mrs. W. T. Perham
Metal Cabinet Storage
334: Proposed Filling Station for Mr. L. P. Kenyon
Metal Cabinet Storage
335: Frank Land Memorial Center
Metal Cabinet Storage
336: University of California Library
Metal Cabinet Storage
337: Sketch for a Garage and Repair Shop for Mr. Wm. DeGarmo
Metal Cabinet Storage
338: Store Extension and Remodeling
Metal Cabinet Storage
339: Rosebud County Hospital
Metal Cabinet Storage
340: Herold Reid Residence, Thompson Yards, Inc.
Metal Cabinet Storage
341: Memorial Recreation Center
Metal Cabinet Storage
342: Proposed Chapter House, Delta Phi Fraternity
Metal Cabinet Storage
343: City County Hospital, Daniels County
Metal Cabinet Storage
344: Valley County Museum
Metal Cabinet Storage
346: Business Block
Metal Cabinet Storage
347: Temple Lodge No. 101 A. F. and A. M.
Metal Cabinet Storage
348: Masonic Temple, Huntley Project Lodge No. 144 A. F. and A. M.
Metal Cabinet Storage
349: Fireman's Club and Engine House
Metal Cabinet Storage
350: A Grade and High School
Metal Cabinet Storage
351: Junior High School Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
352: Business Block
Metal Cabinet Storage
353: Proposed Columbus High School
Metal Cabinet Storage
354: Extension for Shepherd High School
Metal Cabinet Storage
355: Young Men's Christian Association
Metal Cabinet Storage
357: Gardnier Cigar Warehouse
Metal Cabinet Storage
358: Public School Athletic Field and Stadium
Metal Cabinet Storage
359: School Building for District No. 23
Metal Cabinet Storage
360: Shiloh School, District No. 25, Yellowstone County
Metal Cabinet Storage
361: Extension and Remodeling, Garfield School, School District No. 2, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
362: Grand Avenue Elementary School, District No. 2, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
363: Grand Avenue Elementary School Addition, School District No. 2, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
364: Grade School, District No. 2, Yellowstone County (Orchard School), Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
365: Orchard School Extension and Remodeling, School District No. 2, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
366: Orchard School Addition, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
367: School Building No. 4, Billings Boulevard South, School District No. 2, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
368: Pioneer School, School District No. 41, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
369: Billings Heights School, District No. 2
Metal Cabinet Storage
370: Roosevelt School, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
372: Billings High School
Metal Cabinet Storage
373: Newman School, School District No. 2, Yellowstone County, addition to
Metal Cabinet Storage
374: Taft School, addition to
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375: Bitteroot Elementary School, School District No. 2
Metal Cabinet Storage
376: Athletic Park
Metal Cabinet Storage
377: U.S. Post Office - extension and remodeling, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
378: Bath House for South Park Pool, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
379: Billings Municipal Airport - Air Traffic Control Tower
Metal Cabinet Storage
380: Administration Building, Billings Municipal Airport
Metal Cabinet Storage
381: Billings Municipal Airport Hangar
Metal Cabinet Storage
382: Administration Building, Billings Municipal Airport
Metal Cabinet Storage
385: Billings Deaconess Hospital
Metal Cabinet Storage
386: Billings Deaconess Hospital
Metal Cabinet Storage
387: Billings Deaconess Hospital--Revised Plans of First Unit
Metal Cabinet Storage
388: Extension and Remodeling, Billings Deaconess Hospital
Metal Cabinet Storage
389: Billings Deaconess Hospital - Nurses' Home
Metal Cabinet Storage
390: Y.M.C.A., Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
391: Billings Armory
Metal Cabinet Storage
392: A Sanitarium for Dr. N. E. Vredenburgh, Billings
Metal Cabinet Storage
393: Sheridan High School Gymnasium
Metal Cabinet Storage
394: Theatre and Office Building (Sheridan Theatre)
Metal Cabinet Storage
395: Residence for Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Bentzen
Metal Cabinet Storage
396: Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Metal Cabinet Storage
397: Business Block Remodeling for Mr. and Mrs. R. E. McNally
Metal Cabinet Storage
398: Whitney Sheridan County Memorial Auditorium
Metal Cabinet Storage
399: Meteetse School
Metal Cabinet Storage
400: Elementary School, Basin, Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
401: Municipal Swimming Pool, Basin Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
402: Wyoming Trust Company Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
404: Thermopolis Hotel
Metal Cabinet Storage
405: A High School Building for Thermopolis
Metal Cabinet Storage
406: Methodist Episcopal Church
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407: School Addition, School District No. 7, Weston Co.
Metal Cabinet Storage
408: High School Building, Powell, Wyoming
Metal Cabinet Storage
409: Proposed Powell Hotel
Metal Cabinet Storage
410: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Metal Cabinet Storage
411: Proposed Residence, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Davis
Metal Cabinet Storage
412: Proposed Hotel
Metal Cabinet Storage
413: Campbell County High School
Metal Cabinet Storage
414: Clearfield Second Ward Chapel - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Metal Cabinet Storage
415: Granger Second Ward Chapel - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Metal Cabinet Storage
416: Hotel (Johnson Harvard Hotel?)
Metal Cabinet Storage
420: Truss for J. A. Peck
Metal Cabinet Storage
421: Residence - Section "A-A"
Metal Cabinet Storage
422: Residence
Metal Cabinet Storage
424: Residence - Kitchen and Living Room Perspective Drawings
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425: Apartment
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426: Untitled (Skyscrapers)
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427: Apartment Complex
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428: Masonic Temple?
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429: Church
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430: Farm Group
Metal Cabinet Storage
431: Service Turntable - Flush Type
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432: Vaughn Ragsdale Buffalo Trading Post
Metal Cabinet Storage
433: A Sketch Study of a Log Cabin for Mr. James J. O'Brien
Metal Cabinet Storage
434: Residence for H. Bernie
Metal Cabinet Storage
435: Office and Storage Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
436: Apartment Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
437: Student Portfolio
Metal Cabinet Storage
438: Winter-Haven Manor Apartments
Metal Cabinet Storage
439: Golden Fleece Lodge - Remodeling for No. 66 A. F. and A. M.
Metal Cabinet Storage
440: Girls' Dormitory, Eastern Montana College (State Normal School)
(4 folders)
Metal Cabinet Storage
441: Billings Eastern Montana College Institute
Metal Cabinet Storage
442: Eastern Montana College (State Normal School), Various Drawings
Metal Cabinet Storage
445: Billings Polytechnic Institute
Metal Cabinet Storage
446: Rocky Mountain College--Campus and Library Building
Metal Cabinet Storage
447: Rocky Mountain College W. Graham Tyler Hall
Metal Cabinet Storage
448: H. A. Carlisle Store Building, Laurel
Metal Cabinet Storage
449: Branch Store Building for Sawyer Stores, Inc., Gillette, Wyoming

Series 2:  Project specification books, 1917-1965Return to Top

Project specification books for selected projects represented in Series 1. The booklets include stipulations for material, fixtures, processes, and other matters to be considered when contracting for construction of the buildings. Few of the drawing sets from Series 1 have corresponding specification booklets, but most within this series have been given the same titles and drawing set numbers. As a result, for boxes 1 through 10, the listings do not show the standard sequential folder numbers, instead the project numbers are used to indicate the folder placement. An important exception can be found in box 11, which contains specification booklets that have no corresponding drawing sets. These booklets have been placed in sequentially numbered folders.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
061: Gymnasium for School District No. 5, Stillwater County
1
080: Miscellaneous Drawings, School District No. 1, Byron, Wyoming
1
082: Ward, R. F., Billings
1
086: Masonic Temple, Lovell, Wyoming
1
087: Building for Lodge No. 1431, BPOE, Greybull, Wyoming
1
088: School Building Remodeling , District No. 2, Billings
1
092: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Stafford, Limestone_
1
093: Rebuilding of the Lazy El Ranch House for Mr. and Mrs. William Mackay, Roscoe
1
095: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Svanberg, Sheridan, Wyoming
1
100: Tourist Cabins and Cafe for John Kuilman, Miles City
1
101: Gymnasium and School Remodeling, Joliet
1
102: Agricultual and Manual Training Building for School District No. 7, Laurel
1
103: Grade and Jr. High School, School District No. 1, Campbell County, Gillette, Wyoming
1
104: Lalonde Hotel, Sidney
1
105.: Community Memorial Hospital, Sidney
1
107: Shepherd High School Additions, Shepherd
2
110: Office Building for Ohio Oil Co., Lovell, Wyoming
2
113: Eastern Montana College (State Normal School), Science Building, Billings
2
117: Elementary School Building, School District No. 37
2
119: Extension to Manual Arts Shop, School District No. 7, and Remodeling of Heating System, Sheridan, Wyoming
2
120: High School Building for School District No. 17, Basin, Wyoming
2
121: Eastern Montana College, Administration and Educational Unit, Billings
2
126: High School - School District No. 55 - Musselshell County, addition to, Roundup
2
129: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Steven Smith, Thermopolis, Wyoming
2
130: Business Block, Laurel
2
131: Remodeling of Stairways - High School Building, School District No. 5, Park City
2
132: Remodeling, Citizen's Bank and Trust Co., Big Timber
2
133: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Hudson , Absarokee
2
139: Grade and High School Building, Broadview
3
144: Gymnasium and Auditorium, Rapelje High School District
3
145: Garfield School Improvements, Billings
3
147: A Residence for Dr. and Mrs. H. E. Coulson, Powell, Wyoming
3
148.: Clinic Building for Dr. H. E. Coulson, Powell, Wyoming
3
150: Huntley Project Elementary School, School District No. 24
3
151: Consolidated School Building/ Domestic Arts Equipment/ Band Room, Worden
3
154: St. Peter's Hospital - Approach and Parking Area, Helena
3
158: Masonic Temple for Absarokee Lodge No. 30, Powell, Wyoming
3
159: Cabin for Mr. H. T. Hedden, Rosebud Lake
3
160: Smelser Memorial Library , Park City
3
162: Barns for Mr. J. M. Sawyer, Hesper
3
174: Big Horn Co. Grey Bull High School Building, Greybull, Wyoming
3
177: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hansen, Wolf Point
3
183: Toole County Court House
3
184: A Residence for Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Garberson, Miles City
3
185: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Smith, Thermopolis, Wyoming
3
186: Nurses' Residence Hall - St. Peter's Hospital, Helena
3
190: Fromberg High School
3
192: Carbon Co. School, District No. 37, Joliet
3
194: Memorial Civic Center, Red Lodge
3
196: Daniels Co. High School, School District No. 1
4
200: Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Seader Theater Building, Hardin
4
201: Grade School Addition, District No. 5, Richland County
4
203: Extension and Remodeling, Garfield School, School District No. 2, Billings
4
207: Governor's Mansion, Helena
4
208: Columbus High School Building
4
211: Broadview Gymnasium - extension and remodeling
4
214: High School, School District No. 30 - Carbon County, addition to, Fromberg
4
215: Garfield School Addition, School District No. 2, Billings
4
218: Heating Addition for Absarokee Lodge No. 30, Powell, Wyoming
5
221: Junior High and Grade School Extension, School District No. 1, Gillette, Wyoming
5
223: Park City High School Gymnasium and Classroom Building
5
224: Windham Public School, School District No. 22
5
230: School Building and Gymnasium, Byron, Wyoming
5
231: Broadwater School Buildings, alterations and additions, Billings
5
236: A Gymnasium for School District No. 34, Belfry
5
240: A High School for District No. 17, Roosevelt County
5
242: High School Building, Laurel
5
243: High School - School Dist. No. 2, Carbon County, addition to
5
244: Remodeling and Extension of High School Building, School District No. 2, Billings
5
258: Montana, University Library, Missoula
5
273: Nurses Home for the State of Montana Tuberculosis Sanitarium
5
276: Extension and Remodel - Lincoln School, District No. 1, Miles City
6
277: Junior High School Building, District No. 17, Big Horn County
6
279: Billings Polytechnic Institute - The W. Graham Tyler Memorial Boys' Dormitory_
6
282: High School Building, District No. 5, Richland County
6
303: Governor's Mansion, Helena
6
305: Mr. E. A. Blenkner Office Building, Columbus
6
307: Remodeling Eagles Lodge Building Drawn for F. A. Ripley Co., Lewistown
6
308: Carnegie Public Library Busch Memorial Addition, Lewistown
6
318: Bowling Alley for T. P. Mulvihill, Columbus
6
322: Dr. William P. Smith Clinic Building, Columbus
6
330: A. F. and A. M. Grand Lodge of Montana Executive Office and Library, Helena
7
361: Extension and Remodeling, Garfield School, School District No. 2, Billings
7
362: Grand Avenue Elementary School, District No. 2, Billings
7
363: Grand Avenue Elementary School Addition, School District No. 2, Billings
7
365: Orchard School Extension and Remodeling, School District No. 2, Billings
7
366: Orchard School Addition, Billings
7
367: School Building No. 4, Billings Boulevard South, School District No. 2, Billings
7
368: Pioneer School, School District No. 41, Billings
8
370: Roosevelt School, Billings
8
372: Billings High School
8
373: Newman School, School District No. 2, Yellowstone County, addition to
8
377: Extension and Remodeling, U.S. Post Office, Billings
(3 folders)
9
378: Bath House for South Park Pool, Billings
9
379: Billings Municipal Airport - Air Traffic Control Tower
9
380: Administration Building, Billings Municipal Airport
9
381: Billings Municipal Airport Hangar
9
382: Administration Building, Billings Municipal Airport
9
388: Extension and Remodeling, Billings Deaconess Hospital
9
390: Y.M.C.A., Billings
(3 folders)
10
391: Billings Armory
10
393: A Sanitarium for Dr. N.E. Vredenburgh, Billings
10
400: Elementary School, Basin, Wyoming
10
401: Municipal Swimming Pool, Basin, Wyoming
10
405: A High School Building for Thermopolis
10
408: High School Building, Powell, Wyoming
10
440: Girls' Dormitory, Eastern Montana College (State Normal School), Billings
10
448: H. A. Carlisle Store Building, Laurel
10
449: Branch Store Building for Sawyer Stores, Inc., Gillette, Wyoming
Box/Folder
11/1
Duplex for N. C. Whittington, Bozeman
11/2
Reroofing of High School, Columbus
11/3
Report of Conditions of Stone Grade School, Columbus
11/4
Vaughn-Ragsdale Storefront, Dillon
11/5
School District #13, Fairview
11/6
Heating Plant Remodeling 301 West Towne, Glendive
11/7
Radio Transmitting Station, KFBB, Buttrey Broadcast, Great Falls
11/8
St. Peter's Hospital, Helena
11/9
Masonic Temple Fire Escape, Lewistown
11/10
Miles and Ulmer Co., Miles City
11/11
J. A. Weir Mortuary Buildings, Roundup
11/12
J. W. Johnson Residence Remodeling, Shelby
11/13
Tri County Telephone Association Office Building Remodel, Basin, Wyoming
11/14
Shoshone Hotel Extension and Remodel, Lovell, Wyoming

Series 3:  Miscellaneous materialsReturn to Top

This series consists of a small selection of inter-office memos and jottings that were removed from the context of any particular project before the material was donated, some printed material pertaining to buildings and their design, and photographs, including an album of Y.M.C.A. facilities in various states collected by Cohagen, likely in preparation for designing such facilities himself.

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
11/15
Miscellaneous Notes
11/16
"School Buildings in Montana" by W. R. Plew; "Billings Deaconess Hospital"
11/17
Photographs-A. F. and A. M. of Montana Grand Lodge, Helena University of Montana Library, Missoula
11/18
Photo Album-Y.M.C.A.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Architects-Montana
  • Architectural firms-Montana
  • Architecture-Montana
  • Architecture-Montana-Billings
  • Personal Names :
  • Cohagen, Chandler C., 1889-1985-Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Billings (Mont.)-Buildings, structures, etc
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Architectural drawings-Montana
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Cohagen and Williams (creator)
    • McIver and Cohagen (creator)
    • McIver, Cohagen and Williams (creator)