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Billings in Yellowstone County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Chapple Drug Store - 1893

Historic Montana Avenue

 
 
The Chapple Drug Store - 1893 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. The Chapple Drug Store - 1893 Marker
Inscription.  Chapple Drug, founded in 1893 by Drs. Henry and James Chapple and their brother Charles, opened on the northeast corner of Broadway and Montana Avenue in the Belknap Block, Billings' first permanent commercial block. Chapple Drug served as the local first-aid center as well as a drugstore until the Sisters of Charity of Fort Leavenworth established St. Vincent's Hospital in 1898.
 
Erected by Downtown Billings Starts Here. (Marker Number 21.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 45° 46.873′ N, 108° 30.309′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker is on Montana Avenue near North 28th Street, aka North Broadway, on the left when traveling east. Markers erected by Downtown Billings Starts Here are secure to streetlight poles and are only visible from the sidewalk provided they are not covered by a flower pot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2821, Billings MT 59101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Billings' First Bank - 1883 (here, next to this marker);
The Chapple Drug Store - 1893 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. The Chapple Drug Store - 1893 Marker
The Selvidge/Babcock Building - circa 1925 (within shouting distance of this marker); An Automobile at the Cigar Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Losekamp Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The Losekamp Building - 1903 (within shouting distance of this marker); J.K. Ralston Cabin-Studio (within shouting distance of this marker); Standing Outside the Stockman's Café (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parmly Billings Library - 1901 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Billings.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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