National Register of Historic Places National Register of Historic Places
1857, March 7
Dred Scott decision by the Supreme Court holds that Congress cannot bar slavery from territories, nor can slaves be citizens.
Listings by StateHistoric DistrictsVacant / Not In Use

MONTANA - Chouteau County

Baker, I. G., House (added 1980 - - #80002403)
Also known as McLeish House
1604 Front St. , Fort Benton
Historic Significance: Person
Historic Person: Baker,I.G.
Significant Year: 1879, 1867
Area of Significance: Exploration/Settlement, Commerce
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Museum

Chouteau County Courthouse (added 1980 - - #80002404)
1308 Franklin St. , Fort Benton
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Senieur,Gus, Kees & Fish
Architectural Style: Queen Anne
Area of Significance: Exploration/Settlement, Politics/Government, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-function: Courthouse
Current Function: Government
Current Sub-function: Courthouse

Chouteau County Jail (added 1986 - - #80002405)
Washington and Fourteenth Sts. , Fort Benton
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Warwick,James, Wilton,John R.
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Politics/Government, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-function: Correctional Facility
Current Function: Government
Current Sub-function: Correctional Facility

Citadel Rock (added 1974 - - #74001095)
Also known as Cathedral Rock
E of Fort Benton , Fort Benton
Historic Significance: Person, Event
Historic Person: Bodmer,Karl
Significant Year: 1833, 1805
Area of Significance: Art, Transportation, Commerce
Period of Significance: 1825-1849, 1800-1824
Owner: State
Historic Function: Landscape
Historic Sub-function: Conservation Area
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-function: Conservation Area

Eagle Butte School (added 2009 - - #08001383)
Also known as 24CH1118
Eagle Butte School Rd., 23 mi. off MT 80 , Fort Benton
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Bungalow/Craftsman
Area of Significance: Education, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: State
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-function: School
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

First National Bank of Geraldine (added 2008 - - #07001363)
Also known as Farmers State Bank; Geraldine State Bank,
311 Main St. , Geraldine
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Bolter, Leon M.
Architectural Style: Classical Revival
Area of Significance: Commerce, Community Planning And Development, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function: Financial Institution
Current Function: Commerce/Trade
Current Sub-function: Financial Institution

Fort Benton (added 1966 - - #66000431)
Also known as Fort Benton Historic District
Fort Benton , Fort Benton
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Native American, Transportation, Architecture, Commerce, Military
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Owner: Local , Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Business, Hotel, Single Dwelling, Water-Related
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Current Sub-function: Business, Single Dwelling

Fort Benton Bridge (added 1980 - - #80002406)
Also known as Old Bridge
Spans Missouri River , Fort Benton
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Ryane & Henry, Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works
Area of Significance: Exploration/Settlement, Engineering, Commerce
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Road-Related
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Fort Benton Engine House (added 1980 - - #80002407)
Also known as Old City Hall
Front and 15th Sts. , Fort Benton
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Exploration/Settlement, Politics/Government
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-function: City Hall, Correctional Facility, Fire Station
Current Function: Social
Current Sub-function: Meeting Hall

Froggie's Stopping Place on the Whoop-Up Trail (added 1993 - - #93000277)
Also known as Lucille;Midway Station
Address Restricted , Conrad
Historic Significance: Information Potential, Event
Area of Significance: Historic - Non-Aboriginal, Transportation
Cultural Affiliation: Euroamerican
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Government, Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Hotel, Post Office, Road-Related, Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Geraldine Milwaukee Depot (added 1997 - - #97000254)
Railroad Ave., approximately 10 mi S of MT 80 , Geraldine
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Swanson, John
Architectural Style: Bungalow/Craftsman
Area of Significance: Transportation, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Rail-Related
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Grand Union Hotel (added 1976 - - #76001121)
14th and Front Sts. , Fort Benton
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Tweedy,Thomas
Architectural Style: Renaissance, Late Victorian
Area of Significance: Transportation, Commerce, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Hotel
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Hotel

Judith Landing Historic District (added 1975 - - #75001081)
Also known as Judith Landing
Address Restricted , Winifred
Historic Significance: Information Potential, Event, Person, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Historic Person: Multiple
Significant Year: 1880, 1805
Area of Significance: Historic - Non-Aboriginal, Military, Commerce, Transportation, Exploration/Settlement, Architecture, Prehistoric, Historic - Aboriginal, Agriculture, Religion
Cultural Affiliation: Flathead, Blackfeet
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849, 1800-1824, 1499-1000 AD
Owner: Federal , State , Private
Historic Function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Defense, Domestic, Funerary, Landscape, Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Camp, Fortification, Graves/Burials, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic, Landscape, Transportation
Current Sub-function: Agricultural Outbuildings

Lewis and Clark Camp at Slaughter River (added 1974 - - #74001094)
40 mi. S of Big Sandy River on Missouri River , Big Sandy
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Science, Exploration/Settlement
Period of Significance: 1800-1824
Owner: State
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Camp
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-function: Park

Lonetree (added 1980 - - #80002410)
Also known as Steele
S of Geraldine , Geraldine
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Exploration/Settlement, Transportation, Social History
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic, Government, Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Agricultural Outbuildings, Post Office, Road-Related, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic
Current Sub-function: Agricultural Outbuildings

Masonic Building (added 1980 - - #80002408)
Also known as Sharps Store;Benton Pharmacy
1418 Front St. , Fort Benton
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Combs,Frank, Wilton,John H.
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Exploration/Settlement, Commerce, Social History, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Social
Historic Sub-function: Clubhouse
Current Function: Commerce/Trade

Square Butte Jail (added 1998 - - #98000888)
Salsbury Ave. , Square Butte
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Harrington Granite Works
Architectural Style: Other
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-function: Correctional Facility
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

St. Paul's Episcopal Church (added 1980 - - #80002409)
14th and Chouteau Sts. , Fort Benton
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Wilton,John
Architectural Style: Gothic
Area of Significance: Exploration/Settlement, Religion, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Local
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-function: Religious Structure

Teton River Crossing on the Whoop-Up Trail (added 1993 - - #93000275)
Also known as Captain Nelce's Stopping House
Address Restricted , Carter
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Commerce, Transportation
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic, Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Hotel, Road-Related
Current Function: Agriculture/Subsistence
Current Sub-function: Agricultural Fields

Virgelle Mercantile and Virgelle State Bank (added 1997 - - #97000315)
Co. Rd. 430, approximately 6.3 mi. S of US 87 , Virgelle
Historic Significance: Event, Person, Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Other, Classical Revival
Historic Person: Blankenbaker,Virgil & Ella
Significant Year: 1917, 1927, 1912
Area of Significance: Exploration/Settlement, Architecture, Commerce
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function: Department Store, Financial Institution
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling

West Quincy Granite Quarry (added 2000 - - #00000163)
Also known as Square Butte Granite Quarry
Flat Creek Rd. , Square Butte
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Industry
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction
Historic Sub-function: Extractive Facility
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use




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