Montpelier in Bear Lake County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Ritter Bros. Drug and the Roxy Theatre
Montpelier Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Ritter Bros. Drug Store
Built in 1902, the Ritter brothers Dug Store came to be as the Ritter Brothers moved their business from 4th Street to Washington Street. In 1937, the drug store became the J. M. Williams Mortuary. Some of the mortuary's most famous patrons included Gustafas Thanos and his partner who were killed in a shoot out just down the street at the Burgoyne Café. The mortuary's motto was "We do all in our power to lighten your burden."
Roxy Movie Theatre
The Roxy Theatre was one of three movie houses in Montpelier during the 1930's - the Rich Theatre, the Gem Theatre and the Roxy Theatre. The Roxy operated during the late '30's and early 40's. Much to the dismay of hundreds of children who came to see the Saturday afternoon matinee the Roxy was destroyed by fire. The shell of the building was later remodeled
The building itself was torn down and the present building was constructed on the site in 1962 by First Security Bank. In 2001, First Security Bank merged with Wells Fargo Bank.
Erected by Greater Bear Lake Valley Chamber of Commerce, Montpelier Gem Community Team, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, The Bear Lake County Historical Society, USDA Rural Development Agency and Utah Power. (Marker Number 3.)
Location. 42° 19.05′ N, 111° 18.486′ W. Marker is in Montpelier, Idaho, in Bear Lake County. Marker is on Washington Street (U.S. 89) near South 9th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 829 Washington Street, Montpelier ID 83254, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. News Examiner (a few steps from this marker); Butch Cassidy Robs the Montpelier Bank (a few steps from this marker); Bank Robbers (within shouting distance of this marker); Rich Building and Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Model T's, Odd Fellows and the News (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Bank of Montpelier (about 300 feet away); The Bank and The Burgoyne (about 300 feet away); Downtown Montpelier Historic Walking Tour (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montpelier.
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