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Fort Benton in Chouteau County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Davidson and Moffitt Harness Shop

 
 
Davidson and Moffitt Harness Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
1. Davidson and Moffitt Harness Shop Marker
Inscription.  Fort Benton’s building boom of 1887-1884 saw the construction of many commercial buildings made of locally produced soft brick. This fine example was built in 1881 as a saddlery by Davidson and Moffitt of Helena. The River Press Company, publisher of the town’s newspaper, purchased the building in 1883. The local news has been printed on these premises ever since. Decorative corbelling and four arches over the front windows and doorway embellished the original one-story structure.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society; Department of the Interior, National Register of Historic Places.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program marker series.
 
Location. 47° 48.935′ N, 110° 40.176′ W. Marker is in Fort Benton, Montana, in Chouteau County. Marker is on Front Street near 13th Street, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1212 Front Street, Fort Benton MT 59442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bank of Northern Montana (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stockmen's National Bank
Davidson and Moffitt Harness Shop and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
2. Davidson and Moffitt Harness Shop and Marker
(about 400 feet away); Grand Union Hotel (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Grand Union Hotel (about 500 feet away); Fort Benton Levee (about 600 feet away); Shep's Vigil (about 600 feet away); Chouteau County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Masonic Building (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Benton.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Fort Benton's soft brick image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
3. Fort Benton's soft brick
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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