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Virginia City in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Anaconda Hotel

(Fairweather Inn)

 
 
Anaconda Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
1. Anaconda Hotel Marker
Inscription. The oldest section of this building, dating to 1863, was first a simple one-story building which housed a restaurant called the “Young American Eating House.” A butcher shop followed from 1866 to the 1880s, and then in the 1880s the building was a hotel/saloon. It became the Anaconda Hotel and Saloon in the 1890s under proprietor Frank McKeen. Renaming it the Fairweather Inn after the discoverer of gold in Alder Gulch, in 1946 Charles Bovey raised the height of the old hotel to two stories and added a “new” facade that duplicates the gold rush era design of the then-demolished Goodrich House in Bannack. This property contributes to the Virginia City Historic District • Listed in the National 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. 45° 17.604′ N, 111° 56.822′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Montana, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Wallace Street and Jackson Street on Wallace Street. Touch for map. This maker is located on the north side of Wallace Street between Main and Jackson Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City MT 59755, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Anaconda Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
2. Anaconda Hotel Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kiskadden’s Stone Block (a few steps from this marker); Site of First Masonic Meetings (within shouting distance of this marker); J.B. LaBeau, Jeweler (within shouting distance of this marker); G. Goldberg Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Stonewall Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Strasburger’s Colorado Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Kramer Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Buford Block (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Fairweather Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
3. Fairweather Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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