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Goodkind Building

Helena Historic District

This building is an excellent example of transitional Western Commercial architecture before the advent of more ornate styles. The simple, narrow plan enhanced by decorative windows is typical of the 1870s and early 1880s. A pressed metal cornice crowns the top. The 1884 structure, tucked into the hillside, was designed by St. Louis architect F. D. Lee for Colonel C. A. Broadwater. The Goodkind brothers operated a wine, liquor, and cigar business here until 1918. The storefront was remodeled in the 1920s by haberdashers Gans and Klein.


Goodkind Building
Goodkind Building Goodkind Building. Front to side view of the building, facing east at the intersection of North Last Chance Gulch and 6th Avenue. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: Jan. 2020


139 North Last Chance Gulch, Helena, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Goodkind Building,” Historic Montana, accessed April 23, 2024,