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

McDonald and Charters Block

Lewistown Central Business Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2019
1. McDonald and Charters Block Marker
Inscription.  The beautiful blending of brick and handcut stone in this 1905 business block serves as a fine example of Lewistown’s distinctive architecture. Romanesque Revival arches, Renaissance Revival wall layering, and an Italianate cornice speak to the exuberant eclecticism of the period. Built by local contractor George Wells for Charles McDonald and John Charters, the building originally housed a land office and the Lewistown Bakery whose specialty was “Mother’s Bread.” The Knights of Pythias met in the second-floor lodge hall. Now an integral part of a three-building unit, the narrow cut stone first-floor entry hall and upper-floor façade retain their 1905 appearances.
 
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° 3.843′ N, 109° 25.699′ W. Marker is in Lewistown, Montana, in Fergus County. Marker is on West Main Street (
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2019
2. McDonald and Charters Block and Marker
U.S. 87) near 5th Avenue North, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 506 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. 521 West Main (within shouting distance of this marker); Phillips Drug Company (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Attix Clinic (about 500 feet away); Bon-Ton (about 600 feet away); Warr-Lane Building (about 600 feet away); Power Mercantile Building (about 700 feet away); Courthouse Historic District (about 700 feet away); Montana Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewistown.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2019
3. McDonald and Charters Block
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2019
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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 35 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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