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

Attix Clinic

Lewistown Central Business Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2019
1. Attix Clinic Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Frederick F. Attix came to Lewistown in 1901 where he set up one of the first local medical practices. Dr. Attix traveled 70,000 miles in his horse and buggy visiting patients in mining camps, often operating by lamplight in bunkhouses. On April 6, 1917, the same day the United States entered World War I, he and Dr. Frank Davis opened the Attix Clinic. Lewistown architects Wasmansdorff and Eastman designed the brick building, which was originally planned to carry five stories. Restrained brickwork, rusticated corner quoining, and a classical pediment at the roofline reflect the transition in western commercial architecture from the showy Victorian era to the less flamboyant twentieth century. Dr. Attix, who delivered some 1200 Fergus County residents, died in 1948 at St. Joseph’s Hospital where, in 1909, he had performed the facility’s first major operation. Although expansion of this building never occurred, the Attix Clinic continued to serve the community until 1955.
 
Erected by The Montana National Register Sign Program.
 
Marker series. This marker
Attix Clinic and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2019
2. Attix Clinic and Marker
is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program marker series.
 
Location. 47° 3.781′ N, 109° 25.789′ W. Marker is in Lewistown, Montana, in Fergus County. Marker is on West Main Street (Highway 87) near 7th Street North, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 618 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. Courthouse Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Carnegie Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 521 West Main (about 400 feet away); McDonald and Charters Block (about 500 feet away); Lehman Bunkhouse (about 700 feet away); Thompson-Lewis House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Phillips Drug Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham and Mary Walton Hogeland House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewistown.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsScience & Medicine
 
Attix Clinic image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2019
3. Attix Clinic
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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