Whitefish in Flathead County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
(Block 35; Lot 18)
— Historical Walking Tour of Whitefish, Montana —
In its early days, according to local lore, the building featured a brothel on the top floor. That time is long gone, and the place has had a succession of respectable owners over the years, including one-time member of the Whitefish City Council and an attorney who eventually was to become a district judge and later a federal magistrate.
Although the decor, like the bar itself, has never been pretentious, the Palace features a beautiful old wood backbar, said to have come up the Missouri River by steamer to Fort Benton, overland by wagon to Flathead Lake and up the lake to old Demersville, the Flathead Valley's original settlement.
In more recent times, the Palace became known for its games of skill and chance, most notably the mouse races. Live mice were auctioned off to bar patrons and were sent scurrying
Erected by Stumptown Historical Society and Whitefish Community Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
Location. 48° 24.666′ N, 114° 20.196′ W. Marker is in Whitefish, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is on Central Avenue near East 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 Central Avenue, Whitefish MT 59937, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hori Cafe Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Robinson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Pastime Pool Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Haines Drugs (within shouting distance of this marker); Casey's Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); Orpheum Theatre Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Site of 1st National Bank Building (within Cadillac Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitefish.
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