Filed Under Lewistown

Phillips Drug Company

Lewistown Central Business Historic District

One of four remaining pre-1900 masonry structures in the 300 block of Main, this structure at 322 and 324 West Main Street originally housed a restaurant and drug store. “Prescriptions our Specialty” proclaimed an early advertisement for the Phillips Drug Company, which proprietor Horace G. Phillips began operating out of this facility in 1910. Phillips Drug Company served as Lewistown’s leading drug store until around 1920. Throughout the years many different drug stores and pharmacies have occupied this space. The Alta News Depot opened at 322 West Main in 1914 and continued to serve Lewistown for the next decade. Various other businesses occupied the area adjacent to the drug store, including a bookstore, a confectionery, and offices. This one-story commercial building retains much of its original façade, including the decorative brickwork above the awning. Light brick, arranged in a “sawhorse” pattern, adorns the parapet area. Three diamonds accentuate each “sawhorse” giving the structure an unusual and eye-catching appearance.

Images

322-324 West Main St., Lewistown
322-324 West Main St., Lewistown View looking northwest at Phillips Drugs. Creator: Christine Brown, Montana Historical Society Date: Aug 2019

Location

322-324 West Main Street, Lewistown, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Phillips Drug Company,” Historic Montana, accessed April 14, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/358.