Gladstone Hotel (Circle, Montana)

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Gladstone Hotel
The now vacant Gladstone Hotel, built 1915, viewed from northwest
The now vacant Gladstone Hotel, viewed from northwest on July 16, 2013.
Gladstone Hotel (Circle, Montana) is located in Montana
Gladstone Hotel (Circle, Montana)
Location 120 Main Street, Circle, Montana
Coordinates 47°25′02.3″N 105°35′14.9″W / 47.417306°N 105.587472°W / 47.417306; -105.587472Coordinates: 47°25′02.3″N 105°35′14.9″W / 47.417306°N 105.587472°W / 47.417306; -105.587472
Built 1915
NRHP Reference # 80004592
Added to NRHP August 28, 1980[1]

The Gladstone Hotel is a two story, wood framed hotel located at 101 Main Street in Circle, Montana, United States. The hotel was built in 1915 and inaugurated at a Christmas party on December 25 of the same year.[2] The town of Circle had been platted the previous year after the Great Northern Railway planned its route through the area; while the hotel was supposed to provide lodging for the visitors and new settlers brought to Circle by the railroad, the railroad was not completed through Circle until 1929. Nevertheless, the hotel served as temporary lodging for new settlers in McCone County and functioned as a community meeting place, including a local bar that lasted until Prohibition. An addition was placed on the hotel in 1948 to accommodate new residents during a local oil boom.[3]

The hotel was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 28, 1980.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ LaRowe, Mary (August 1, 1984). "The Gladstone Hotel – On The National Register of Historical Places". The Circle Banner. Circle, Montana. 
  3. ^ Meissner, Mary (April 14, 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Gladstone Hotel" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved September 6, 2015.  Accompanied by photos.