IOOF Hall (Stevensville, Montana)

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IOOF Hall
IOOF building Stevensville.JPG
IOOF Hall (Stevensville, Montana) is located in Montana
IOOF Hall (Stevensville, Montana)
IOOF Hall (Stevensville, Montana) is located in the US
IOOF Hall (Stevensville, Montana)
Location 217-219 Main St., Stevensville, Montana
Coordinates 46°30′37″N 114°5′35″W / 46.51028°N 114.09306°W / 46.51028; -114.09306Coordinates: 46°30′37″N 114°5′35″W / 46.51028°N 114.09306°W / 46.51028; -114.09306
Area less than one acre
Built 1912
Built by J.J. Hightower
Architectural style Vernacular 2-bay commercial
MPS Stevensville MPS
NRHP reference # 91000747[1]
Added to NRHP June 19, 1991

The IOOF Hall in Stevensville, Montana, also known as the Stevensville Historical Society Museum, was built starting in 1912.[2] It is a vernacular architecture building. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]

Frank Grant, writing in its National Register nomination, states:

The I.O.O.F. Hall, built ca. 1912, is a fine example of the typical Main Street lodge hall found in many rural communities. Built during a period of optimism and growth in Stevensville, the building suggests that members assumed the lodge would continue to play the significant role in community life that it had played during the frontier era.

The building later served as town hall, library, and firehouse for Stevensville.[2]

It was built where the former Wells Building had stood, until destroyed in the 1905 fire in downtown Stevensville. [2]

The Stevensville Historical Museum is now located at 517 Main Street, Stevensville.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c Frank Grant (October 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: I.O.O.F. Hall / Stevensville Historical Society Museum" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved January 3, 2017.  with three photos from 1990

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