Chouteau County Courthouse

Fort Benton Historic District

Minneapolis architects Kees and Fisk drew the plans for this magnificent Queen Anne style courthouse, which opened in 1884. As the seat of one of Montana’s nine original counties, its grand appearance represents the early affluence of this “Chicago of the Plains.” The building is constructed of soft local brick with cut granite trim and features a square clock tower. Though the clock was never added, stone inserts and pilasters provide ample adornment. Original chairs and desks furnish the dignified second-floor courtroom.



1308 Franklin Street, Fort Benton ~ Public