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Lewistown in Fergus County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Bank of Fergus County

Lewistown Central Business Historic District

 
 
Bank of Fergus County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2019
1. Bank of Fergus County Marker
Inscription.  Kent and Bell, designers of the Montana State Capitol, drew the plans for this Renaissance Revival/Beaux Arts- inspired building of sandstone and brick, completed in 1904. The bank was Lewistown’s first, founded in 1887 by S. S. Hobson, James H. Moe, and merchant prince T. C. Power. Remodeling in 1915 added terra cotta window facings, pilasters, columns, and horizontal moldings intended to complement the design of the adjacent 1914 Judith Theatre. These embellishments demonstrate a shift along Main Street from the use of local materials to those imported by the railroad. The original wainscoting, high ceilings, and brass-trimmed swinging doors within reflect the wealth of a bygone era.
 
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° 3.933′ N, 109° 25.54′ W. Marker is in Lewistown, Montana, in Fergus County. Marker is at the intersection
Power Mercantile Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2019
2. Power Mercantile Building and Marker
of East Main Street and 3rd Avenue North, on the left when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 East Main Street, Lewistown MT 59457, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montana Building (a few steps from this marker); US Land Office/Warr Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hub (within shouting distance of this marker); Power Mercantile Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Warr Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Warr-Lane Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bon-Ton (within shouting distance of this marker); Mackey Building (Montana Tavern) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewistown.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Bank of Fergus County Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2019
3. Bank of Fergus County Building
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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