Filed Under Helena

New York Block

Helena Historic District

This was one of five structures rebuilt after the disastrous lightning-sparked fire of 1928. The original building and its replacement housed the thriving New York Store renamed Fligelman’s in 1929 from 1902 to 1958. This pioneer department store was established in 1885 as a dry goods business. Prominent and creative Helena architect George Carsley designed the new structure with an upper-story pavilioned façade ornamented with shields of ancient Florentine clothier guilds, the coat-of-arms of founder Herman Fligelman, and figures of a tailor and seamstress.


New York Block
New York Block New York Block. Front view of the building, facing west on North Last Chance Gulch with the Gold Block to the right in the photograph. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: Jan. 2020


46-48 North Last Chance Gulch, Helena, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “New York Block,” Historic Montana, accessed May 30, 2024,