Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Philipsburg in Granite County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

J.K. Merrill and Sons Dry Goods

 
 
J.K. Merrill and Sons Dry Goods Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2009
1. J.K. Merrill and Sons Dry Goods Marker
Inscription. The excellent design and spacious interior of this two-story commercial building represents Philipsburg’s prosperity and substantial population during the 1890s. Constructed for J.K. Merrill and Sons between 1892 and 1894, Freyschlag Huffman and Company took this location for its general merchandise emporium in 1893. Dry goods, clothing, groceries, hardware and wholesale liquors were displayed in the 12,000 feet of floor space. By 1897, it had become BiMetallic Mining’s company store. A three-bay facade and second-story pressed metal colonnade visually reinforced the structure’s ample proportions.

This property contributes to the Philipsburg Historic District • Listed in the Nation l Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior • In cooperation with the Montana Historical Society
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Location. 46° 19.948′ N, 113° 17.685′ W. Marker is in Philipsburg, Montana, in Granite County. Marker is on West Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 West Broadway Street, Philipsburg MT 59858, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sayrs' Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Temple

J.K. Merrill and Sons Dry Goods Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2009
2. J.K. Merrill and Sons Dry Goods Building
The marker is to the right of the entrance by the red pickup truck.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Jones' Run For Life (within shouting distance of this marker); Courtney Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Philipsburg Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonald Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Philipsburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilson Brothers Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philipsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Philipsburg, Montana. (Submitted on November 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement