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

T.C. Power Building

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
1. T.C. Power Building Marker
Inscription.  In 1867, merchant T. C. Power, destined to become one of the state’s wealthiest and most influential men, brought his first wagonload of goods to Fort Benton, where he set up shop in a borrowed tent. Still in business in 1916, Power constructed a new grocery and department store to cater to “sodbusters” during the homestead boom. Architect George H. Carsley, who was Power’s neighbor in Helena, designed the stylish, two-story brick building. A flat roof, decorative brackets, and series of second-story windows are architecturally representative of the period.
 
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° 49.164′ N, 110° 39.926′ W. Marker is in Fort Benton, Montana, in Chouteau County. Marker is on Front Street near 17th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 Front Street, Fort Benton MT 59442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
T.C. Power Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
2. T.C. Power Building and Marker
Marker at right 1/3.
walking distance of this marker. T.C. Power & Bro. (here, next to this marker); Mullan Wagon Road (a few steps from this marker); Drowning of the Governor (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Francis Meager (within shouting distance of this marker); H.J. Wackerlin Hardware Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Keelboat Mandan (within shouting distance of this marker); T.C. Power Dry Goods Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Choteau House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Benton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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