Filed Under Virginia City

J.B. Labeau, Jeweler (Toy Store)

Virginia City National Historic Landmark District

Ford, Robinson and Clark built this narrow building in late 1863 or early 1864. J. B. LaBeau purchased it for $500 in 1865 to house his shop, and pioneer surgeon Dr. I. C. Smith established his office here in 1870. In the 1890s, the building was known as the Anaconda Hotel Annex (the Anaconda is now the Fairweather Inn). Interconnecting rooms made a nighttime visit to the two-story privy out back, once accessed by a bridge, hardly private. In 1948, the Boveys recreated a toy store in the building and added a porch to protect its classic Greek Revival fa├žade.


J. B. LaBeau Jeweler/Toy Store, Virginia City
J. B. LaBeau Jeweler/Toy Store, Virginia City View looking north at building facade Source: Courtesy of Montana Heritage Commission Creator: Kate Steeley, Montana Heritage Commission Date: Oct 2019


315 West Wallace Street, Virginia City, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “J.B. Labeau, Jeweler (Toy Store),” Historic Montana, accessed April 19, 2024,