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Anaconda in Deer Lodge County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Marcus Daly & Company Bank Building

Anaconda Commercial Historic District

 
 
Marcus Daly & Company Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 11, 2021
1. Marcus Daly & Company Bank Building Marker
Inscription.  Marcus Daly and W. L. Hoge founded Anaconda’s first bank in 1883. Hoge, Anaconda’s first mayor, sold his interest in the bank to Daly in 1895. The institution became the Marcus Daly & Company Bank and later, the First National Bank of Anaconda. Expansion of the Anaconda Company smelter during the 1890s prompted construction of the bank block in 1895. The building’s colorful history includes a bungled nighttime robbery that occurred soon after the bank’s grand opening. Two men attempted to blow up the safe but instead woke the neighborhood; they were quickly apprehended. The impressive Victorian-era Romanesque style building features granite trim, engaged columns, arched doorways, frosted and sandblasted windows, bronze door hardware, and terra cotta tile with a floral motif. In 1914, renowned Bozeman architect Fred Willson designed the rear addition. The bank moved in 1969 and diverse tenants subsequently occupied the space. Extensive rehabilitation in 2002 restored the older portion of the building to its original splendor and the building now houses the First National Bank of Montana.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 7.764′ N, 112° 57.166′ W. Marker is in Anaconda, Montana, in Deer Lodge County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Park Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 Main Street, Anaconda MT 59711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pay Office Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Weiss Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Furst Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Morse/Palace Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Electric Light Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 119-125 East Park Avenue (about 300 feet away); Lee Pleasant Driver's Saloon and Club Rooms (about 400 feet away); Ida Block (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anaconda.
 
Marcus Daly & Company Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 11, 2021
2. Marcus Daly & Company Bank Building Marker
Marcus Daly & Company Bank Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 11, 2021
3. Marcus Daly & Company Bank Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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