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History of the L&L Building

Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane (5th from the right) in Billings during the railroad strike of June 1894 (photo courtesy of Western Heritage Center)

Located just south of the railroad tracks on the southeast corner of South 27th Street and Minnesota Avenue in Billings, Montana, sits the historic L&L Building and home of Plath Kemmick Law. Built in the late 1800s, the L&L Building has been a downtown fixture for nearly 150 years. Like Billings, the L&L has had a varied and sometimes colorful history. At the turn of the century, it was a boarding house, owned by Chinese immigrants, brothers Sam and Yee Lee. In fact, it was during that time that one of history's more lively characters took up residence in the L&L, Calamity Jane. She followed construction of the railroad from Wyoming and by the 1890s, found herself a resident of Billings, MT.