Grand Pacific Bar

Grand Pacific Hotel Bar

The bar of the Grand Pacific Hotel (later the Drake Hotel), 1445 Helena Avenue. F. W. Drake had extensive real estate holdings in Helena around the turn of the 20th Century.

Drake's 18-year-old daughter Elizabeth was killed in an automobile rollover west of St. Regis in 1920. He quit running the hotel around 1922, leasing it to a Wm. Blinn for several years. In 1925, Mr. & Mrs. Steve Tomchek leased the hotel from Drake, who was then living in Los Angeles.

The hotel was severely damaged by the 1935 earthquakes, and was condemned. It's unclear from the research materials available to me if it was completely razed or just augmented.