email: roadarch@outlook.com

Montana Mid-Century Modern Buildings

(hit "refresh" to get the most recent version of this page; click on photos for larger images)

Midland Implement Co. Inc.
Billings, MT
The Midland Implement Co. Inc. building was designed by Cushing, Terrell & Associates and built in 1958. Midland Implement is the original occupant. [map]

former James F. Battin U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building
Billings, MT
The James F. Battin U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building was built from 1963-1964. In 2017, it was renamed the Stillwater Building. In 2022, the City purchased the building and will use it to house City Hall, the Police Department, and Municipal Court. [map]

Lewis & Clark Motel
Bozeman, MT
The Lewis & Clark Motel was built in 1976 and this sign was installed then. The sign was designed and built by William J. Sebena, the owner of the motel. He had no sign experience but was assisted by a friend that did. Sebena was inspired by signs in Las Vegas. There are 2,300 incandescent bulbs on each side of the sign. Sebena's daughter now runs the motel and wants to keep the sign as original as possible. She does not plan to update it with LED. The bulbs are broken frequently during hailstorms. The readerboard in the center of the sign revolved originally. The sign's letters are outlined with neon and are lit sequentially. [map]

former Western Life Insurance Company
Helena, MT
This Western Life Insurance Company headquarters building was designed by Sigvald Berg and built in 1954. In 1959, the company announced that it was moving its headquarters to St. Paul, MN. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It housed Blue Cross Blue Shield for many years but is now known as the Park Tower office building. For more, see this website. [map]

former Western Life Insurance Company
Helena, MT
This Western Life Insurance Company branch was designed by Morrison-Maierle & Associates and built from 1961-1962. It is often referred to as the "Little Western Life" since the larger headquarters building directly south was vacated in 1961. This building is now used as office space for other businesses. [map]

former Sutherland Cleaners
Kalispell, MT
Sutherland Cleaners was established in 1945. I believe this building was constructed in 1959. It is currently vacant. [map]

Chateau Rouge
Red Lodge, MT
The Chateau Rouge was built in 1970. [map]

Blue Star Espresso
Roundup, MT
This dome-shaped building was built in 1997 for Blue Star Espresso. In 2022, the building began housing the Bean Counter, another coffee shop. [map]

St. Mary Visitors Center
St. Mary, MT
St. Mary Visitors Center was designed by Burt L. Gewalt of Brinkman & Lenon and completed in 1967. For more, see this website. [map]

More Montana Mid-Century Modern Buildings:
Dawson County Courthouse (Glendive)
Armory Gymnasium (Havre)
Northern Montana Hospital (Havre)
Walt Sullivan Building (Helena)

MT Banks MT Churches MT Educational Mid-Century Modern Buildings
Main Page