C.T. Huffman Grocer - Philipsburg, MT
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N 46° 19.927 W 113° 17.627
12T E 323454 N 5133505
Quick Description: C.T. Huffman, owner of what would become the longest operating family-owned grocery store in Montana, placed this ad in the Friday, November 10th, 1911 issue of The Philipsburg Mail.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 12/8/2014 5:21:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMN1RA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters
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Long Description:
Apparently not built by C.T. Huffman, he moved into half of the building three years after its completion, in 1890. With brother A.S. they later expanded into the other half. The grocery store remained in business until the 1970s, by then run by the sons of A.S. This 80 plus year tenure made it the oldest family-owned grocery store in Montana.

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C.T. Huffman Grocery

Build circa 1887, Lutey’s Grocery and the Barrett and Jacky Harness Shop originally shared occupancy of this one-story commercial building. By the 1890s, Valentine Jacky shared the building with C. T. Huffman, who supplied groceries to Philipsburg and the nearby town of Granite. C. T. and A. S. Huffman eventually expanded their store into both sides of the building. Operated by A. S. Huffman’s sons until the 1970s, the business was the state’s oldest family-owned grocery. Meticulous reconstruction of the 1890s façade and restoration of the tin-ceilinged interior was completed in 1992-1993 by owner Dale Siegford and woodwright Barry Carnahan.
From the NRHP Plaque

Huffman's

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The Philipsburg Mail


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Friday, November 10th, 1911


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