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Miles City in Custer County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Kenney Block (Montana Saloon)

Miles City Main Street Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
1. Kenney Block Marker
Inscription.  This popular gathering place, one of Miles City’s oldest established businesses, has been proclaimed by connoisseurs the perfect bar. Originally a saloon (1893), then a fine saddlery (1900-1907), businessman James Kenney purchased the property in 1908 to house his Montana Saloon. Architect Brynjulf Rivenes designed the 1913 Renaissance Revival style façade and the double structure was renamed the Kenney Block. The spacious saloon, occupying half the ground-floor space, features one of the state’s best preserved historic interiors. The original pressed tin ceiling, three-pillared back bar, mosaic floor tiles, paddle fans, leather booths, wooden cooler, and leaded glass (with vintage bullet hole) invite a journey into Montana’s colorful past.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 24.377′ 
Kenney Block and Montana Bar and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
2. Kenney Block and Montana Bar and Marker
N, 105° 50.981′ W. Marker is in Miles City, Montana, in Custer County. Marker is on Main Street (Business Highway 94) near South 6th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 612 Main Street, Miles City MT 59301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miles City Main Street Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Redd's Brick Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commercial Block (about 400 feet away); The Olive Hotel (about 500 feet away); City Hall and Fire Station (about 500 feet away); Jackson Block (about 600 feet away); The Horse Nation and Native People (about 800 feet away); Early Horse History (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miles City.
 
Also see . . .  (Montana Bar) History -- themontanabar.com. Since its opening in 1908, this real western bar has been serving cowboys, cowgirls, gentlemen farmers, ranchers and – well – any Montanan who likes great food, great service – and great drinks! The decor belies the bar’s genuine western roots: steer heads,... (Submitted on January 2, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Montana Bar image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
3. Montana Bar
Montana Bar interior image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
4. Montana Bar interior
Montana Bar interior image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
5. Montana Bar interior
Montana Bar interior image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
6. Montana Bar interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 2, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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