Filed Under Lewistown

Bank of Fergus County

Lewistown Central Business Historic District

Kent and Bell, designers of the Montana State Capitol, drew the plans for this Renaissance Revival/Beaux Arts-inspired building of sandstone and brick, completed in 1904. The bank was Lewistown’s first, founded in 1887 by S. S. Hobson, James H. Moe, and merchant prince T. C. Power. Remodeling in 1915 added terra cotta window facings, pilasters, columns, and horizontal moldings intended to complement the design of the adjacent 1914 Judith Theatre. These embellishments demonstrate a shift along Main Street from the use of local materials to those imported by the railroad. The original wainscoting, high ceilings, and brass-trimmed swinging doors within reflect the wealth of a bygone era.

Images

Bank of Fergus County
Bank of Fergus County Bank of Fergus County, front/side view of building facing southeast on the corner of West Main Street and 3rd Avenue South. Source: Montana History Portal Creator: F. Holmboe Date: 1904-1914
Bank of Fergus County
Bank of Fergus County Bank of Fergus County, front/side view facing southwest near the corner of West Main Street and 3rd Avenue South. Source: Montana History Portal Creator: Unknown Date: Unknown
Bank of Fergus County
Bank of Fergus County Bank of Fergus County, facing southwest on the corner of West Main Street and 3rd Avenue South. Source: Montana History Portal Creator: Unknown Date: Unknown
223 West Main St., Lewistown
223 West Main St., Lewistown View looking south at Bank of Fergus County building. Creator: Christine Brown, Montana Historical Society Date: Aug 2019

Location

223 West Main Street, Lewistown, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Bank of Fergus County,” Historic Montana, accessed April 20, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/348.