Chappell Block

Prominent resident Stephen B. Chappell was the main financial contributor and owner of this magnificent edifice constructed in 1911. The building combines two structures that are unified by a single façade treatment. The Chappell Hotel, First State Bank, and a grocery store were the original occupants. Meticulous craftsmanship, colorful brickwork, and lavish architectural ornamentation above the two main entries result in a beautifully sophisticated example of early-twentieth-century architecture in a small western town.


Chappell Block

Chappell Block

1. Wibaux Historic Commercial District Chappell Block 2. Wibaux, MT 3. William A. Babcock, Jr 4. June 1987 5. Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena, MT 6. Northeast 7. 18 [verso] b&w print | Source: Official records of the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena, Montana | Creator: William A. Babcock, Jr View File Details Page

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109 Wibaux Street South, Wibaux, Montana [map]

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The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Chappell Block ,” Explore Big – Montana's Historic Places, accessed June 26, 2017,


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