History of the Northern
The Northern has been a part of Billings’ history for more than a century and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Northern Hotel’s enduring story began in 1902 when P.B. Moss and Colonel Henry W. Rowley began construction on what was to be the most modern hotel in Montana. The hotel was completed in 1904, and enjoyed over three decades of prosperity, until the fall of 1940 when it burned to the ground in a sudden fire. But like a phoenix from the ashes, the Northern Hotel rose again, more sophisticated and beautiful than ever. In 2006, the Northern was put up for sale and subsequently purchased in 2009 by the Nelson brothers, Mike and Chris. Through a visionary mission, the brothers brought the Northern back to life and, once again, made it the most modern and luxurious hotel in Montana.