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Philipsburg in Granite County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Wilson Brothers Building

 
 
Wilson Brothers Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 23, 2011
1. Wilson Brothers Building Marker
Inscription. Charles A. and Frank J. Wilson, brothers from Wisconsin, built and established their businesses in this building by 1888. The building originally housed a furniture store on one side, a feed store on the other and a miners' boarding house/living quarters upstairs. Later in the 1890s, the businesses changed to hardware and groceries while the boarding house continued to operate upstairs. Inside, a hand-over-hand hoist that is still in use and tongue-and-groove maple flooring confirm the success of the brothers' businesses. Although the building has been remodeled several times and the interior stairs moved to the outside, rehabilitation of the facade has restored the exterior to its 1887 appearance.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Location. 46° 19.942′ N, 113° 17.744′ W. Marker is in Philipsburg, Montana, in Granite County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broadway Street and California Street, on the left when traveling west on West Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136 & 138 West Broadway, Philipsburg MT 59858, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J.K. Merrill and Sons Dry Goods (within shouting distance of this marker); Courtney Hotel
Wilson Brothers Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 23, 2011
2. Wilson Brothers Building Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sayrs' Building (about 300 feet away); McDonald Opera House (about 400 feet away); Jones' Run For Life (about 400 feet away); Masonic Temple (about 400 feet away); Philipsburg (about 400 feet away); Philipsburg Historic District (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philipsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Philipsburg, Montana. (Submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Wilson Brothers Building image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 23, 2011
3. Wilson Brothers Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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