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

MacCallum and Cloutier Block

Anaconda Commercial Historic District

 
 
MacCallum and Cloutier Block Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 11, 2021
1. MacCallum and Cloutier Block Marker
Inscription.  Until the arrival of large discount grocery chains after World War II, numerous grocery businesses thrived in Anaconda. Some merchants sold a vast array of goods, and others specialized in dry goods, produce, or meat. Many groceries catered to specific ethnic groups. Thorsen Bros. grocery next door served the Norwegian community. Otto Kretzer’s Washoe Meat Market, a few doors east, offered a variety of meats and German sausages, and French-Canadians Albert MacCallum and August Cloutier’s “French Store” in this building appealed to residents in Frenchtown. Their general store started here in a small wood-frame building in 1885. The business grew quickly, and the partners expanded the building by 1888, adding a warehouse to the rear, a saloon next door, and brick veneer cladding. By 1895, MacCallum and Cloutier took over the saloon space, and added another warehouse. Just three years later, they built an enormous two-story brick building across Chestnut Street. In 1915, this building’s longest-lived business opened. The Metropolitan Meat Market provided fresh meat products to Anacondans until 1952.
 
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listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 7.693′ N, 112° 56.825′ W. Marker is in Anaconda, Montana, in Deer Lodge County. Marker is at the intersection of East Park Avenue (State Highway 1) and Chestnut Street, on the left when traveling east on East Park Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 East Park Avenue, 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. Thorsen Brothers Grocery (here, next to this marker); Barich Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Imperial Meat Market (within shouting distance of this marker); 408 East Park Avenue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schmidt Plumbing (about 300 feet away); Wills Residence (about 500 feet away); Anaconda City Hall (about 500 feet away); 321 East Third Street (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anaconda.
 
MacCallum and Cloutier Block and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 11, 2021
2. MacCallum and Cloutier Block and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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