Welcome to


The Grabow Building

in Livingston, Montana
Grabow Building condos logo


     Originally constructed as a hotel between 1908-1911 during Livingston’s heyday as the first gateway to Yellowstone, this historic building is one of the sturdiest structures in the city.  After some fifteen years of disuse, it underwent a fairly serious renovation in 1998-2000.  It’s home to approximately fifteen residents (and generally cool and interesting people). 
We hope you find the following info useful.  It is, however, provisional with no guarantees express or implied, so please refer to other appropriate documentation supplied by direct contact.  bldg-mtns mini 1
    Livingston’s a beautiful place -- you’re a few minutes from the river and Sacajawea Park, a few miles from a federal interstate, and a few minutes' drive from the entrance to the mountainous Paradise Valley.  The city, a fly-fishing mecca, is part of the original Lewis & Clark trail (William Clark's party passed through in July 1806), and Calamity Jane lived here for close to twenty years.  Livingston came into being by the design of the historic Northern Pacific Railroad, which it served as a Central Division headquarters and the transit point for visitors to Yellowstone Park beginning in the early 1880s.  The area offers hiking, skiing, rafting, art galleries, museums, and more.  It enjoys the historic character of a small town, with a major university city and airport approximately a half-hour's drive to the west.  The Grabow Condominiums let you enjoy this in a beautiful residence right in the heart of town. 
The Building
     The Grabow is a three-story structure of mixed brick tones in Livingston's historic downtown district.  It services three quiet businesses on the sides of its ground floor; its central door welcomes residents to a spacious and welcoming lobby that has hosted everthing from thanksgiving dinners to ballet board meetings.  The grand staircase leads residents to the second and third floors, which continue the lobby's birds'-eye maple flooring and dark-finish trim.  Furniture sets popular for friendly chats center each upper floor, with plants and a window, individual unit doors, and an eastward fire escape. 
A side yard available to all building occupants is a shaded place to enjoy a grilled dinner or a summer chat at a table.  Pets may be accommodated conditionally with restrictions. 
     Available services include cable TV, high-speed internet, and conventional amenities, serviced by single-pipe gas-fired steam heating.  The building is just half a block from a grocery store, half a block from a fitness center, one block off Main Street, two from the Post Office, one from the City/County building, and three from laundry.  The building is non-smoking, with an expectation of quiet and decorum. 

The Units
     Units on each floor are largely unique in character.  Most are one-bedroom spaces, with a few studios also.  For a list of units presently available, please reach us at the contact information provided below.  

A Few Images...
     A virtual tour is never quite the same as the real thing, but we hope these give you a rough feel for the place we and our neighbors call home. 

The building itself...
grabow building front view

The lobby...
Grabow Building lobby

Third-floor common area (with maple flooring)...
grabow third floor hall

A hallway in a unit, showing some the oak flooring... 
hall and flooring

The table in the side garden, a nice summer visiting spot...

The historic Livingston Depot, a few blocks away, a museum and community cultural center...
livingston depot 1

A winter view with the Absoroka mountains...
Livingston winter view

And a view from the summit of nearby Livingston Peak,
in tribute to area recreational opportunities.
livingston peak summit

Contact Information

Patricia Grabow
204 E Callender Street #25
Livingston, MT  59047
   Office/fax (406) 222-5214
   Cell    (406) 220-1056
   email:   thegrabow [insert at sign] gmail.com

~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~