Filed Under Fort Benton

Stockmen's National Bank

Fort Benton Historic District

Originally built to house the Stockmen’s National Bank, this solid structure represents typical pre-1900s commercial architecture. Its 1890 construction is significant as one of the few buildings erected after Fort Benton’s heyday and before homesteaders flocked to Montana in the twentieth century. Arched windows and front corner quoins add visual interest to this historic institution, which later accommodated the Chouteau County Bank and First Bank System. The ornate, one-story extension at the rear was added in 1918.

Images

Stockmen's National Bank Stockmen's National Bank. Front to side view of the building, facing south to southwest on the corner of 14th Street and Front Street. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: July 2018
Stockmen's National Bank Stockmen's National Bank. Front view of the building, facing northwest on Front Street near the intersection of Front and 14th Street. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Joe Furshong Date: June-Aug. 2019
Stockmen's National Bank Stockmen's National Bank. Front to side view of the building, facing west at the intersection of Front Street and 14th Street. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Joe Furshong Date: June-Aug. 2019

Location

1318 Front Street, Fort Benton, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Stockmen's National Bank,” Historic Montana, accessed December 1, 2022, https://historicmt.org/items/show/236.