The Frog Ponds

Carroll Trail FAS

Favorite View

Judith Mountains

Boys & Girls Club

The Lewistown Community Labyrinth

Golden Eagle Stadium

Lewistown High School

Big Springs Trout Hatchery

Welcome to the Lewistown, Montana Picture Tour

The walk along West Main Street (Highway 191) in Downtown Lewistown, Montana was great but now let’s explore the neighborhoods.  Here is a short list of Lewistown locations we’ll visit: Golden Eagle Stadium,  Frank Day Park, The “Silk Stocking District,” Fred Robinson Park, The Lewistown Community Labyrinth and the Big Springs Trout Hatchery.

Nob Hill, Hi-Bug, Silk Stocking?

During the early 1900’s, wealthy and high society residential areas in small Montana towns were sometimes given a schoolyard name.  In Missoula you can find a “Nob Hill,” on the southwest side of town.  On the north side of Red Lodge, Montana the well-to-do area was called, “Hi Bug.”  Lewistown had a number of prominent businessmen from 1904 to 1919 and you can still see their grand homes in the “Silk Stocking Historic District” located west of Main Street along Third Avenue.

Judith Place Addition

The Judith Place Addition was an innovative new residential area platted in 1911 to provide “up to date” residences for Lewistown’s growing  middle-class families. The new homes copied new Craftsman-style designs from the Arts & Crafts Movement featuring low-pitched gabled roofs with broad eaves, large front porches and exposed wooden structural elements.  It is a rare joy in our modern world, to see homes that still look great almost a hundred years after they were constructed.