Filed Under Philipsburg

Walker Commercial Company

Philipsburg Historic Disctrict

Prominent Missoula architect A. J. Gibson designed and built this two-story commercial building in 1905. The fine design includes a metal modillioned cornice and panels with a full height glass storefront and polished granite skirt below. The Walker Company operated stores in both Philipsburg and nearby Granite, selling dry goods and hardware. The Golden Rule handled similar merchandise at this location in the 1920s, and Philipsburg Hardware carried on the same tradition beginning in 1932.

Images

Walker Commercial Company Walker Commercial Company, facing north on Broadway Street, front view of façade and side view of the building, digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: June 2019
Walker Commercial Company Walker Commercial Company, facing northeast on Broadway Street, front and side view of building/façade, digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: June 2019
Walker Commercial Company Walker Commercial Company. Facing north on Broadway Street, front view of façade and side view of the building. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: 1980-1984

Location

109 East Broadway Street, Philipsburg, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Walker Commercial Company,” Historic Montana, accessed November 28, 2022, https://historicmt.org/items/show/639.