Filed Under Twin Bridges

Square Building

Madison County Fairgrounds Historic District

Post-and-beam construction covered with log-veneer siding characterizes this early building inspired by M. H. Lott and built as a community project by area homesteaders in 1894. It is the only remaining building of the original fairground complex, built when the land was privately owned. Salvaged by the WPA-funded project that rebuilt the fairground in the mid-1930s, its remodeling included the addition of casement windows, a hardwood floor, and the log-veneer siding. The building has always served as a central gathering spot at the fair. In the 1960s, the building was renamed the “Jeffers Building” in honor of Lawrence and Jo Jeffers, whose countless hours devoted to Youth Projects, 4-H, and FFA made them true champions of Madison County’s youth.

Images

Square Building
Square Building Square Building. Front to side view of the building, facing south to southeast from the entry of the fairgrounds off of West 4th Avenue/Highway 41. The Pavilion building is featured to the left of the Square Building in the background, situated to the southeast. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Feb. 2012

Location

Highway 14 Fairgrounds Road, Twin Bridges, Montana | Public

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Square Building,” Historic Montana, accessed April 14, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/850.