Filed Under Fort Benton

Choteau House

Fort Benton Historic District

I.  G. Baker and T. C. Power built the original Twing House in 1868. Under the watchful eye of Mrs. Twing, this “downtown” hotel competed with the Overland. The hotel closed in 1870 and was rented as military officers’ quarters. It reopened as the Choteau House in 1879, owned and operated by dapper Irishman Jere Sullivan. His glib tongue promoted both his hostelry and Fort Benton. Sullivan gradually rebuilt the structure in brick and added the third story during the homestead days.

Images

Choteau House Choteau House. Front view of the building, facing north on Front Street. Source: Overholser Historical Research Center, Fort Benton Tour; Fort Benton, MT Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Date unknown
Choteau House Choteau House. Front view of the building, facing northwest on Front Street. Source: Overholser Historica Research Center, Fort Benton Tour; Fort Benton, MT Creator: Ken Robison Date: July 2020

Location

1614-16 Front Street, Fort Benton, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Choteau House,” Historic Montana, accessed December 2, 2022, https://historicmt.org/items/show/223.