& Leiser Building
E. Sixth and Cruse
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the Montana History Wiki:
Richard Lockey built this three-story commercial building in
partnership with Jacob Leiser in 1891. The brick structure features
two first-floor storefronts with a central entrance providing
access to the upper floor apartments. A rounded arch at the
parapet bears the inscription L & L, with the
first L written backwards. A photograph of the building,
circa 1895, reveals the economic slowdown Helena experienced
during the 1890sa sign in the window indicates the building
is for sale at less than cost."
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The Lockey & Leiser Building Seen from the Grandon Hotel, ca.
OF WENDI KOTTAS PETERSON
Lunch Cafe in the Lockey & Leiser Building, ca. 1911
110 E. Sixth Avnue
OF KENNON BAIRD
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Richard Lockey (1845-1924)
Photo (colorized) and Biography from "Progressive Men of Montana",
Refused to be Buried in Helena
For a time
in Helena, Richard Lockey was in the mercantile business with
Bullock. Lockey was at one time one of the most extensive
holders of Helena real estate. The site of the State Capitol
was once owned by him. Lockey died December 17, 1924 at the
home of his son in Palo Alto, California.
in the March 19, 1925 edition of the Helena Daily Independent,
Lockey's handwritten will expressed his desire to be buried
far away from Helena:
I desire to be decently buried and away from Helena, Montana,
where I have suffered so much persecution by crooked politicians
and of the vilest type."
is buried in Palo Alto.