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Belgrade in Gallatin County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Belgrade City Hall

 
 
Belgrade City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 26, 2021
1. Belgrade City Hall Marker
Inscription.  Incorporation in 1906 established Belgrade’s independence, but also created a need for local service offices. The Belgrade Bank, built in 1902, was already central to the town’s civic business as home of the telegraph line and newspaper. Though the structure’s castellated Gothic style rendered into western vernacular was reminiscent of the late 1880s, its formidable façade aptly represented hope for the town’s future stability. Noted Bozeman architect Fred F. Willson, then just launching his career, designed the addition to match and structurally join the older building. Completed in 1912, the new addition included the city jail and a second-floor theater. The glazed red brick façade features chimney-like extensions resembling battlements, while the brick parapet rises in the western false-front tradition. Originally, the parapet and cornice extended the length of both buildings, visually binding them together. A multipurpose building in the true sense, the Belgrade City Hall has served as police headquarters, fire station, court, library, post office, community hall, and even basketball court. Ironically, the older portion has lost its Gothic
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façade, but this 1912 structure remains one of two examples in the Gallatin Valley of this tenacious nineteenth-century style.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 45° 46.586′ N, 111° 10.607′ W. Marker is in Belgrade, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is on North Broadway near West Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 88 North Broadway, Belgrade MT 59714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Valley of Opportunity (approx. 7 miles away); Fur Trade (approx. 7 miles away); Fort Ellis (approx. 7 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. 7 miles away); First People in the Gallatin Valley (approx. 7 miles away); Pioneer Museum (approx. 7 miles away); Gallatin History Museum (approx. 7 miles away); Trail Through Time (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Belgrade City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 26, 2021
2. Belgrade City Hall Marker
Belgrade City Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 26, 2021
3. Belgrade City Hall
Belgrade City Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 26, 2021
4. Belgrade City Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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