Brady's Cafe and Fountain
Candy Kitchen and Tea Room
Main, by the Harvey Hotel
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occupied a long, tapering space on the south side of the Harvey
of Brady's and the Harvey, 1930s
native Joseph F. Brady opened the Helena Candy Kitchen at 16
South Main sometime before 1918. According to Brady's newspaper
obituary (see below), that location was destroyed by fire in
1926. He moved north on Main to a space by the Harvey Hotel,
at 8 North Main. Brady sold out and retired in 1945.
Brady actually outlived Helena native Maurice Bahnsen, who
operated Brady's for two years before returning to previous
business interests on the west coast. Bahnsen became ill in
1950 and returned to Helena, where he died on May 17, 1951
at the age of 47.
Main was subsequently home to Hudson's Upholstery, ca1953-1963,
and evidently housed a laudromat when the building was heavily
damaged by fire in 1967.
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