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

Phillips Drug Company

Lewistown Central Business Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2019
1. Phillips Drug Company Marker
Inscription.  One of four remaining pre-1900 masonry structures in the 300 block of Main, this structure at 322 and 324 West Main Street originally housed a restaurant and drug store. “Prescriptions our Specialty” proclaimed an early advertisement for the Phillips Drug Company, which proprietor Horace G. Phillips began operating out of this facility in 1910. Phillips Drug Company served as Lewistown’s leading drug store until around 1920. Throughout the years many different drug stores and pharmacies have occupied this space. The Alta News Depot opened at 322 West Main in 1914 and continued to serve Lewistown for the next decade. Various other businesses occupied the area adjacent to the drug store, including a bookstore, a confectionery, and offices. This one-story commercial building retains much of its original façade, including the decorative brickwork above the awning. Light brick, arranged in a “sawhorse” pattern, adorns the parapet area. Three diamonds accentuate each “sawhorse” giving the structure an unusual and eye-catching appearance.
 
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2. Phillips Drug Company and Marker
The marker is between the entrances.
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° 3.897′ N, 109° 25.616′ W. Marker is in Lewistown, Montana, in Fergus County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 87) and 4th Avenue North, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 324 West 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. Bon-Ton (within shouting distance of this marker); Warr-Lane Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Power Mercantile Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Montana Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bank of Fergus County (about 400 feet away); McDonald and Charters Block (about 500 feet away); US Land Office/Warr Building (about 500 feet away); The Hub (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewistown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
 
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