Unknown Early Mercantiles

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The New Cash Market
38 S. MAIN




The 1883 Ashby Block
ONCE DOMINATED SIXTH & MAIN


Rocky Mountain Telephone
JACKSON AT GRAND ST.


426 Clarke St.
1887 APARTMENTS STILL STANDING

 


Bonneville Apts.
Circa 1900 -1988


The 1890 Homer Block
EARLY CASUALTY OF URBAN RENEWAL


Helena Libraries of Yore
1897-1933 & 1933-1976




The 1914 Y. M. C. A.
CASUALTY OF URBAN RENEWAL


The 1918 Y. W. C. A.
STILL GOING STRONG


Consistory Shrine 1915
JACKSON STREET VIEWS



Helena Independent
THE PRESSROOM CA. 1918

Globe Clothing Co.
1909-1984


The Arsenal & The Armory
TWO MILITARY FACILITIES




Nabisco Factory
DESTROYED BY THE 1935 QUAKES


Radio Service Engineers
1930s RADIO SALES & REPAIR


Broadwater Grocery
1939 ROBBERY & KILLING




Mutual Coal Co.
LOCATED IN THE DEPOT DISTRICT


Buttrey's Super Markets
MONTANA CHAIN


Tower Shopping Center
11th & MONTANA




Eaton-Turner Jewelry
FORMERLY CHAS. H. PRATT, JEWELER


Western Life Insurance Co.
STARTED IN HELENA IN 1910


KXLJ / KBLL TV
HELENA'S FIRST TV STATION




KCAP Radio
STARTED IN 1949 AS KFDW


Lundy's Supermarket
BEFORE THE LUNDY CENTER


Stewart Homes
PUBLIC HOUSING SINCE 1940




Sunny-View Guest Home
HOME FOR THE AGED


Hi-Way Market
1949 to 1970

Safeway on Front. St.
1957 to 1969




Lindy's Parchen Drug
IN THE HORSKY BLOCK


Scott's Toys
BABY BOOMERS MAY RECALL IT


The Hustad Center
OPENED IN AUTUMN OF 1956

 


Capital Hill Mall
HELENA'S FIRST MALL - 1965


Great Northern Town Cntr.
SITE OF HISTORIC G. N. TRACKS

 


Financial Institutions
BANKS, ETC.


The Power Building
BUILT STRONG IN 1889


Main News & Confectionery
READING, SMOKING & MORE

 


Iron Front Bldg. Shops
ONE PHOTO FROM THE 1970s

The Steamboat Block
T. C. POWER'S HEADQUARTERS


The Montana Club
MOVERS AND SHAKERS MET HERE

 


Safeway and Big "V"
ON MONTANA AVENUE - 1962

The Kleinschmidt Block
STANDING SINCE 1892

The Lee Building
CHINATOWN LANDMARK GONE

Red's Cycle Shop
THE IRREPRESSIBLE MR. DRENNON




Capital City Bowl
ON 14th ST. - NOW GONE

Dorothy's Rooms
HELENA'S LAST BORDELLO

Allen's Court Square Livery
STILL STANDING



New York Store / Fligelman's
J. M. McDonald Co.
DOWNTOWN DEPARTMENT STORE


Zigay and Rogal Furriers
130 EAST SIXTH AVENUE

Arthur P. Curtin Co.
DOWNTOWN DEPARTMENT STORE



Oro Fino Terrace
STYLISH VICTORIAN RESIDENCES
LOST TO FIRE IN 1985

The Button Shop
ANTLER ARTISTRY BY JEAN ALLEN


Temple Emanu-El
PIONEER SYNAGOGUE



Jack and Dorris Kinney
PROLIFIC COMMERCIAL ARTISTS

The Denver Block
CLAIMED BY FIRE IN 1981

Lockey & Leiser Bldg.
STANDING ON SIXTH SINCE 1891



Gabel's Machine Works
ON FULLER AVE. 1910-1945


Electric Block
1886-1974

Park Avenue Apartments
BUILT IN 1923-24


140-150 E. Sixth Ave.
A SMALL BUSINESS BLOCK NOW GONE

Miles York
EARLY HELENA AFRICAN-AMERICAN
BUSINESSMAN


Miller Greenhouses
BROADWATER GARDENERS


513 North Main
THE DAWN HOTEL • 1890-1983

Les Jorud
HELENA'S FOREMOST
20TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHER


Blackstone Apts.
LANDMARK 1915 APARTMENT BUILDING

J. C. Penney Co. #1102
AT 304 N. MAIN 1929-1961


Knapp & Buck Saddlery
1941-1963


The Goodkind Building
SINCE 1884



The Goodie Shop
1937-2001

Louis Johnson, Contractor
1863-1952

The DeWalt Studio and
Camera Shop



Capital Lanes
1947-1957

Jacoby's Store for Men
1940 - 1980s

 

Do You Remember Them?

IF YOU HAVE PHOTOS OR EPHEMERA RELATING TO THESE ESTABLISHMENTS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
VARIETY &
DEPARTMENT STORES
J. M. MCDONALD CO. - FLIGELMAN'S - F. W. WOOLWORTH CO. - J. C. PENNY CO. - BEN FRANKLIN STORE - GAMBLE'S - MARSHALL WELLS - MONTGOMERY WARD - TEMPO - HENNESSEY'S - MOORE'S GENERAL MERCHANDISE - FAUVER'S 105 STORE - ORA GUFFEY TRADING POST
GROCERY
BUTTREY'S SUPERMARKET (HUSTAD CENTER) - LUNDY'S - TUBB'S FRUIT STAND - BRACKMAN'S MARKET - WEGGENMAN'S MARKET - UNION MARKET - BROADWATER GROCERY - EHLERS CORNER
DRUG STORES
COLLEGE PHARMACY - SUPER SAVE DRUGS - SAVEWAY DRUGS - PARCHEN DRUG - STARZ PHARMACY - BAKKE DRUG
HARDWARE, ETC.
HOLTER HARDWARE - POWER TOWNSEND CO. - ROCK HAND - HELENA HARDWARE - LINDER KIND LUMBER
CLOTHING
JACOBY'S STORE FOR MEN - GLOBE CLOTHING - ANDERSON CLOTHING - COTTON FROCK SHOP - MARY MOORE SHOP - REED'S MILLINERY - ROGENE'S
TOBBACONISTS
& NEWS AGENTS
HIGGINS CIGAR STORE - MAIN NEWS & CONFECTIONERY
SHOPPING CENTERS
TOWER SHOPPING CENTER - CAPITAL HILL MALL - THE HUSTAD CENTER - LUNDY CENTER
FURNITURE
GRAND STREET FURNITURE - HERRMANN & CO. - CLAFLIN FURNITURE HOUSE
BROADCASTING
KPFA - KXLJ - KCAP - KBLL
MUSIC
SHERMAN MUSIC - CLARK BROS. MUSIC
TOYS
SCOTT'S TOYS - ECK'S TOYS & HOBBIES
FLORISTS
KNOX FLOWER SHOP - STATE NURSERY - FLOWERS BY SANDY
JEWELERS
EATON-TURNER JEWELRY - BARNES JEWELRY - S & M JEWELERS
SPORTS RELATED
IMPERIAL LANES - CAPITAL CITY BOWL - CLIFF STUMP SPORTING GOODS
SADDLERY
KNAPP & BUCK SADDLERY - DEVORE'S SADDLERY
OTHER STORES
& SERVICES
SUSAN EAKER BOOK SHOP - JORUD PHOTO - THE HITCHING POST - RAY-D-ANT CLEANERS - DEWALT STUDIO & CAMERA SHOP