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

Church of the Immaculate Conception

 
 
Church of the Immaculate Conception Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
1. Church of the Immaculate Conception Marker
Inscription.  When fire destroyed the original Church of the Immaculate Conception in 1905, this beautiful Tudor style structure of rough cut stone and ornamental half-timbered gables replaced it in 1907. Salvaged from the blaze was a bell christened in 1880 for prominent resident Michael Flanagan. The bell, known as the “Voice of Michael,” still serves the community from its lofty perch in the stone bell tower. Stained glass memorial windows, dedicated to some of Fort Benton’s pioneer families, adorn the interior.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society; Department of the Interior, National Register of Historic Places.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 47° 49.226′ N, 110° 40.281′ W. Marker is in Fort Benton, Montana, in Chouteau County. Marker is on Chouteau Street near 16th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1518 Chouteau Street, Fort Benton MT 59442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Church of the Immaculate Conception (a few steps from this marker); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named St. Paul's Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Chouteau County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Chouteau County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); I.G. Baker Home (approx. ¼ mile away); McGraw's Saloon (approx. ¼ mile away); Fire! Fire! (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Benton.
 
Church of the Immaculate Conception and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
2. Church of the Immaculate Conception and Marker
The marker is at the right corner of the church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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