Phillips County

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Phillips

Phillips County is named for Benjamin D Phillips, who was a rancher and state senator.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Saskatchewan, Canada

E – Valley County

S – Garfield CountyPetroleum County and Fergus County

W – Blaine County

 

Created:  February 5, 1915                    Map of Montana highlighting Phillips County

County Seat: 

Malta  1915 – present

 

County Courthouse – Malta 

 

Location:  314 South 2nd Avenue West / 3rd Street West

Built:  1920 – 1921

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Frank E Bossuot

Contractor:  Jarl & Laskin

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Malta. The building has a large arch at the entrance framing the doorway on the first story and the window on the second story. The central section extends from the main building. A protruding cornice runs below the flat roof line. The interior of the building has a central atrium with stained glass sklight.  An addition was constructed on the northwest side.

 

History:  The county was created in 1915 and Malta was selected as the county seat. The county rented premises until the first and present courthouse was constructed in 1920 to 1921.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Malta

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2009 and 2016