The Wilson Commercial Co. - Philipsburg, MT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 46° 19.943 W 113° 17.734
12T E 323318 N 5133539
Quick Description: This ad was placed in the Friday, November 10th, 1911 issue of The Philipsburg Mail by the The Wilson Commercial Co., owned and operated by Charles A. and Frank J. Wilson, Montana immigrants from Wisconsin.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 12/8/2014 5:45:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMN1RC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters
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Long Description:
Completed in 1888, this two-story brick structure, like many on Broadway in Philipsburg, has been essentially completely renovated to return its façade to its 1888 appearance. The interior retains much of its original appointments and decorative touches.



Wilson Commercial Co.

Charles A. and Frank J. Wilson, brothers from Wisconsin, built and established their businesses in this building by 1888. The building originally housed a furniture store on one side, a feed store on the other, and a miners’ boarding house/living quarters upstairs. Later in the 1890s, the businesses changed to hardware and groceries while the boarding house continued to operate. Inside, a hand-over-hand hoist that is still in use and tongue-and-groove maple flooring confirm the success of the brothers’ businesses. Although the building has been remodeled several times and the interior stairs moved to the outside, rehabilitation of the façade has restored the exterior to its 1887 appearance.
From the NRHP Plaque


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The Philipsburg Mail

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Friday, November 10th, 1911

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