Filed Under Helena

Sands Brothers Dry Goods

Helena Historic District

Originally this was a one-story stone building erected in 1874 to accommodate the business of Morris and Julius Sands. The brothers added a second story and remodeled the façade in 1889, finishing it with alternating rows of buff sandstone and blue limestone in the popular Romanesque style. Arcaded, arched windows supported by Roman columns and granite piers highlight the second story. Note the carved lions’ faces in the arch spandrels. At the rear of the building, the original first-floor stonework is evident with the later 1889 brickwork visible above.


Sands Brothers Dry Goods
Sands Brothers Dry Goods Sands Brothers Dry Goods. Front view of the building, facing west on South Last Chance Gulch. The Raleigh and Clarke Dry Goods building is featured to the left in the photograph. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: Jan. 2020


36 South Last Chance Gulch, Helena, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Sands Brothers Dry Goods,” Historic Montana, accessed May 21, 2024,