Filed Under Virginia City

G. Goldberg Store (McGovern Dry Goods)

Virginia City National Historic Landmark District

This 1863 building features a classic Greek Revival style storefront with French doors, typical of the 1860s frontier. The lintel above the doors still bears the name of G. Goldberg, who ran the Pioneer Clothing Store Company prior to 1866. The single door on the left led to the Weston Hotel, a series of four tiny rooms. With accommodations at a premium, any inside space was better than sleeping in the snow. Circa 1908 sisters Hanna and Mary McGovern moved their ladies’ clothing store here. It remains today exactly as it was left on the last day of business in 1945.


G. Goldberg Store, Virginia City
G. Goldberg Store, Virginia City View of facade on Wallace St. Source: Montana Heritage Commission Creator: Kate Steeley, Montana Heritage Commission Date: Oct 2019
G. Goldberg Dry Goods/McGovern Store
G. Goldberg Dry Goods/McGovern Store Mary McGovern in the door of McGovern's Store in Virginia City, Montana. Source: PAc 956-139, Montana Legacy Photograph Collection, Montana Historical Society Research Center Photograph Archives, Helena, MT. Creator: Unknown photographer Date: Between 1930 and 1940


323 West Wallace Street, Virginia City, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “G. Goldberg Store (McGovern Dry Goods),” Historic Montana, accessed July 19, 2024,