Missoula’s Old Buildings That Have Been Turned Into Something New
For the years when I lived somewhere else but came home to visit Missoula, I was often surprised by the new construction, and not just the neighborhoods that popped up where fields used to be, or neighborhoods that expanded. It seemed every time I came home there was new construction (or what appeared to be) in the commercial spaces too.
It got me thinking about the old buildings in Missoula that have hints of what they used to be, but are maybe home to something else now.
The Radio Building on Main Street
We're a bit partial to this one as it used to be the home to KGVO. You can see in the picture below that the original sign is still on the buildling. Now there are several shops and offices in the buildling.
The Independent Telephone Buildling
A little further down the street is the Independent Telephone building. The Missoula Current has a fascinating history of the buildling. Even though Sorella's moved into the space and was there for years, sadly, it closed in 2021. A listing on remax.com says that "The Indy Building is currently home to Ella Home Goods, LASHco, and Serene Nail Spa" but is also advertising space available for lease.
Northern Pacific Railroad Train Depot
Remember when the Iron Horse was located in the Train Depot? It hasn't been there since 1997, but it was pretty cool when it was there.
Now, Google says it's a government office but the area also hosts the Missoula Farmer's Market when in season.
The Old Sugar Beet Factory
You might not be able to tell from the photo, but there's a buildling behind those trees, and that buildling used to be a sugar beet factory. Now, it houses an education-based company.
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