The Montana Club
Oldest Private Club in the Northwest

The 1893 and 1905 Montana Club Buildings • Sixth Ave. and Fuller

The original 1893 building was destroyed by arson in 1903. The 1905 structure, still standing, was designed by noted architect Cass Gilbert.

Download an excellent illustrated history (pdf format) of the design and building of the second Montana Club, from the Drumlummon Institute's "Drumlummon Views" online magazine:
“‘Unique and Handsome’: Cass Gilbert’s Designs for the Montana Club,”
by Patty Dean

The law firm of Luxan & Murfitt, with offices in the Montana Club Building, have put together a fascinating slideshow featuring old interior photos of the Club, along with a selection of interesting Montana Club history links.

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The First Montana Club, circa 1893

 



Demolition After 1903 Fire


PHOTO BY CHARLES J. TIPTON, COURTESY OF DIANE TIPTON
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UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER • COLLECTION OF KENNON BAIRD
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The Second Montana Club, circa 1915


COURTESY OF BLAKE GARDINER

 

Montana Club and West Sixth Avenue, circa 1915

West Sixth Avenue circa 1915
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American Smelting & Refining Co. Employees at the Montana Club, April 17, 1952
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Photos by Les Jorud, Collection of Kennon Baird