Fort Benton Engine House

The Fort Benton Engine House, on Front and 15th Sts. in Fort Benton, Montana, was built in 1883. It has also been known as Old City Hall, because it served as city hall for the town for many years. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

Fort Benton Engine House
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Fort Benton Engine House is located in Montana
Fort Benton Engine House
Location in Montana
Fort Benton Engine House is located in the United States
Fort Benton Engine House
Location in United States
LocationFront and 15th Sts., Fort Benton, Montana
Coordinates47°49′02″N 110°39′38″W / 47.81722°N 110.66056°W / 47.81722; -110.66056 (Fort Benton Engine House)Coordinates: 47°49′02″N 110°39′38″W / 47.81722°N 110.66056°W / 47.81722; -110.66056 (Fort Benton Engine House)
Area0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built1883
Built byJohn Wilton[2]
Part ofFort Benton Historic District (ID66000431)
NRHP reference No.80002407[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 20, 1980
Designated CPNovember 5, 1961

It is a one-and-a-half-story brick building, 22 by 60 feet (6.7 m × 18.3 m) in plan, which was built as a fire station but also served as city hall and jail in its early years.[3]

It is also included in the Fort Benton Historic District.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "First Fire Engine House". The Historical Marker Database. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  3. ^ John G. Lepley (November 8, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Fort Benton Engine House". National Park Service. Retrieved October 18, 2018. With accompanying seven photos, from 1890 and 1978-80