Granite County Courthouse
The Granite County Courthouse was built in 1913 and is a good example of Neoclassical architecture.
Backstory and Context
Prominent Montana architects John Link and Charles Haire, who operated one of the more prolific architecture firms in the state, designed the courthouse (and more than 1,000 buildings in the Northwest, including many other courthouses and the wings of the Montana state capitol building). The courthouse was built on the northwest corner of the original townsite, where the town's first school was located (this spot is known as "School Hill"). Courthouse offices were first housed in a building on Broadway Street erected in 1887. The current courthouse was the first purpose-built location for the county government. It is a contributing property of the Philipsburg Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986
"Granite County Courthouse." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed June 11, 2020. https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=45229.
Koop, Michael. "Historic Resources of Philipsburg, Montana." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. September 30, 1986. https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/64000437_text.
The Historical Marker Database