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

Knerr-Tubb Block / Armory Hall

Lewistown Central Business Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2019
1. Knerr-Tubb Block / Armory Hall Marker
Inscription.  Rubble stone construction with brick veneer became Main Street’s preferred design after 1909. The elegant façade of this business block is an early example of the newer style, constructed before 1911 when locally produced bricks became available. Ground-floor businesses offered food and libation at the Montana Buffet or pool and billiards next door at Spring and Eldred’s. Upstairs, dance enthusiasts “tripped the light fantastic” at charity and dress balls, weekly dances, and dance classes. In 1914, Professor Oswald of Seattle taught the latest steps like the Hesitation Waltz and the tango. The exaggerated height, arched windows, and decorative sheet metal cornice of the upper floor appear today as they did in 1909.
 
Erected by The Montana National Register Sign Program.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program marker series.
 
Location. 47° 3.995′ N, 109° 25.468′ W. Marker is in Lewistown, Montana, in Fergus County. Marker is on West Main Street
Knerr-Tubb Block/Armory Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2019
2. Knerr-Tubb Block/Armory Hall and Marker
The marker is on the left.
(U.S. 87) near 1st Avenue North, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 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. Hopkins Grocery (within shouting distance of this marker); Mackey Building (Montana Tavern) (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Leo's Catholic Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Warr Building (about 300 feet away); The Hub (about 300 feet away); US Land Office/Warr Building (about 300 feet away); Wiedeman Apartments (about 400 feet away); Bank of Fergus County (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 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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