S. R. Buford & Company

S. R. Buford & Company (HM27EP)

Location: Virginia City, MT 59755 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 17.583', W 111° 56.843'

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Rounded arches and a tall false front characterize Virginia City's first brick building, built by clothing merchant E. J. Walter in 1875. It is said that construction using locally produced bricks was accomplished as a test before the building of the Madison County Courthouse. Backed by banker Henry Elling, Simeon R. Buford opened the region's largest grocery store here in 1878. Buford's was the supply point for most of southwestern Montana, including the infant "Butte City." In later years Butte's huge warehouses would, in turn, supply Buford's own business. Most of the merchandise displayed, including the canned goods, came from Buford's inventory.

This property contributes to the Virginia City Historic District · Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior · In cooperation with the Montana Historical Society
HM NumberHM27EP
Placed ByMontana Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 6th, 2018 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 425713 N 5015941
Decimal Degrees45.29305000, -111.94738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 17.583', W 111° 56.843'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 17' 34.98" N, 111° 56' 50.58" W
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Area Code(s)406
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 309-313 MT-287, Virginia City MT 59755, US
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