McDonald & Charters Block

506 W Main Street, Lewistown, MT


McDonald & Charters Block Lewistown Montana

Photo taken by David Jones in August 2019




"The beautiful blending of brick and handcut stone in this 1905 business block serves as a fine example of Lewistown’s distinctive architecture. Romanesque Revival arches, Renaissance Revival wall layering, and an Italianate cornice speak to the exuberant eclecticism of the period. Built by local contractor George Wells for Charles McDonald and John Charters, the building originally housed a land office and the Lewistown Bakery whose specialty was “Mother’s Bread.” The Knights of Pythias met in the second-floor lodge hall. Now an integral part of a three-building unit, the narrow cut stone first-floor entry hall and upper-floor façade retain their 1905 appearances." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque

Update Log 

  • August 29, 2019: New photos from David Jones
  • August 9, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


  • Richard Doody
  • David Jones