Lewis and Clark County

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Lewis & CLark

Lewis and Clark County is named for Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who were explores who travelled along the Missouri River.

 

Created:  February 2, 1865

County Seat: 

Helena  1865 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Helena 

 

Location:  228 East Broadway Street / North Ewing Street

Built:  1886 – 1889

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Hodgson, Willingford & Stem of St. Paul, Minnesota

Contractor:  Ryan & Brunton and John J Palmer of St. Paul. Minnesota.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story rough stone structure. The north and south fronts have large arched entrances in the center sections. The exterior walls are Bayfield brownstone from Wisconsin and the interior has granite walls. There is a large courtroom. The Norman Clock tower was removed in 1935 after an earthquake. The tower, fourth-story gables and a heavy stone cornice, adornments of little use during the depression era, were not replaced.

 

See:  Located in the county is the Montana Supreme Court.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Teton County

E – Cascade County, Megher County and Broadwater County

S – Broadwater County and Jefferson County 

W – Powell County and Flathead County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011