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Chappell Block

Wibaux Commercial Historic District

Prominent resident Stephen B. Chappell was the main financial contributor and owner of this magnificent edifice constructed in 1911. The building combines two structures that are unified by a single façade treatment. The Chappell Hotel, First State Bank, and a grocery store were the original occupants. Meticulous craftsmanship, colorful brickwork, and lavish architectural ornamentation above the two main entries result in a beautifully sophisticated example of early-twentieth-century architecture in a small western town.


Chappell Block
Chappell Block 1. Wibaux Historic Commercial District Chappell Block 2. Wibaux, MT 3. William A. Babcock, Jr 4. June 1987 5. Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena, MT 6. Northeast 7. 18 [verso] b&w print Source: Official records of the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena, Montana Creator: William A. Babcock, Jr Date: June 1987


109 South Wibaux Street, Wibaux, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Chappell Block,” Historic Montana, accessed May 26, 2024,