Filed Under Virginia City

Smith & Boyd Livery Stable

Virginia City National Historic Landmark District

This false-fronted rubble stone barn was constructed by Smith and Boyd circa 1900, replacing a log livery stable. The stone part of the building and the front doors and windows remain as they were at the turn of the twentieth century. The barn was converted to a theater in 1949, with additions made to the rear. The porch was salvaged from the famous Morgan Evans Mansion near Anaconda, and was added to the front at that time. The “Old Stone Barn” has been home to the Virginia City Players, Montana’s oldest professional acting company, since 1949.

Images

Smith and Boyd Livery Stable, Virginia City, MT View looking south at facade Source: Joe Furshong Creator: Joe Furshong, photographer Date: Nov 2019
Smith and Boyd Livery Stable, Virginia City, MT View looking southeast at front porch Source: Joe Furshong Creator: Joe Furshong, photographer Date: Nov 2019
Smith & Boyd Livery Stable Smith & Boyd Livery Stable. View of a derelict building, windows boarded up. Front view of the building, facing south on Wallace Street. Source: Montana History Portal Creator: Unidentified photographer Date: 1944

Location

340 West Wallace Street, Virginia City, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Smith & Boyd Livery Stable,” Historic Montana, accessed October 1, 2023, https://historicmt.org/items/show/898.