Filed Under Miles City

Kenney Block (Montana Bar)

Miles City Main Street Historic District

This popular gathering place, one of Miles City’s oldest established businesses, has been proclaimed by connoisseurs the perfect bar. Originally a saloon (1893), then a fine saddlery (1900-1907), businessman James Kenney purchased the property in 1908 to house his Montana Saloon. Architect Brynjulf Rivenes designed the 1913 Renaissance Revival style façade and the double structure was renamed the Kenney Block. The spacious saloon, occupying half the ground-floor space, features one of the state’s best preserved historic interiors. The original pressed tin ceiling, three-pillared back bar, mosaic floor tiles, paddle fans, leather booths, wooden cooler, and leaded glass (with vintage bullet hole) invite a journey into Montana’s colorful past.

Images

Neon Sign for the Montana Bar Still image capture of the neon sign for the Montana Bar, Miles City, Montana. Image information drawn from related images in the Miles City Main Street Historic District files at the State Historic Preservation Office. color print. Source: Official records of the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena, Montana Creator: Unidentified photographer Date: c. 2000
Kenney Block, 612-614 Main Street. Still image capture of the Kenney Block, Miles City, Montana. Image information drawn from related files and images at the State Historic Preservation Office. b&w print. Source: Official records of the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena, Montana Creator: Unidentified photographer Date: 1987
600 Block of Main Street, looking east from Main and 6th Streets. Still image capture of the 600 Block of Main Street, looking east from Main and 6th Streets. Information drawn from related files at the State Historic Preservation Office. b&w print. Source: Official records of the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena, Montana Creator: Susan McDaniel Date: January, 1989
Interior, Montana Bar Still image capture of the Montana Bar interior with view of pressed tin ceiling, leaded glass, woodwork, and bar. Image information drawn from related images in the Miles City Main Street Historic District files at the State Historic Preservation Office. color print. Source: Official records of the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena, Montana Creator: Unidentified photographer Date: c. 2000
Interior, Montana Bar Still image capture of the Montana Bar interior with view of leaded glass, woodwork, radiator, and mosaic floor tiles. Image information drawn from related images in the Miles City Main Street Historic District files at the State Historic Preservation Office. color print. Source: Official records of the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena, Montana Creator: Unidentified photographer Date: c. 2000

Location

612 Main Street, Miles City, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Kenney Block (Montana Bar),” Historic Montana, accessed November 28, 2022, https://historicmt.org/items/show/281.