Filed Under Helena

Lockey & Leiser Building

Helena Historic District

Merchant-turned-real-estate-developer Richard Lockey built this three-story commercial building in partnership with Jacob Leiser in 1891. The brick structure features two first-floor storefronts with a central entrance providing access to the upper floor apartments. A rounded arch at the parapet bears the inscription “L & L,” with the first “L” written backwards. A photograph of the building, circa 1895, reveals the economic slowdown Helena experienced during the 1890s—a sign in the window indicates the building is for sale at less than cost.

Images

Lockey & Leiser Building
Lockey & Leiser Building Lockey & Leiser Building. Front view of the building, facing north on 6th Avenue. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: Jan. 2020
Lockey & Leiser Building
Lockey & Leiser Building Lockey & Leiser Building. Front to side view of the building, facing north to northwest at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Cruse Avenue. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: Jan. 2020

Location

110 1/2 East 6th Avenue, Helena, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Lockey & Leiser Building,” Historic Montana, accessed April 15, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/723.