Friday, October 16, 2009

Great Falls Trivia

In celebration of Great Falls' 125th anniversary, the second volume of Great Falls Memories has just been released. This is a photo album depicting life and events in Great Falls from 1940-1980. (The first volume highlighted the city from 1884 thru 1939).

According to a picture description submitted for this latest volume, this structure in Great Falls was the tallest building in Montana in 1956. Can you name it? Hint: It still stands.

14 comments:

david said...

I can't figure out what it is! Please tell us!

PigDaddy said...

More dredging up the past. It's gone....forgetaboutit. Move forward Great Falls or the world is going to pass you byh bye!!

Kevin said...

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it - George Santayana

Anonymous said...

PigDaddy,

Lighten up!

Sandra Guynn said...

I'll post the answer on Monday, unless somebody beats me to it!

firefly said...

Milwaukee Station.

david said...

PigDaddy, what the heck are you griping about? It's a freakin' trivia question! How are conflating that with some sort of "living in the past" fantasy?

And as for the question: my gal thinks it's the US Bank building.

Great Falls Guy said...

I'll go with Firefly on this one. Its the ole Milwauke Train Depot Tower.....

Jan said...

Sandra: My vote for the tallest building in Great Falls (circa 1956) would be the same building your business is located. The old Columbus Hospital at 16th and 2nd Avenue North. Sorry David, but the current US Bank Building was not around in 1956. Milwaukee Station...hum.....Firefly and Great Falls Guy might be correct but I'll stick with my original choice.

Sandra Guynn said...

All guesses are very good, but according to the submission found on page 9, the answer is the Country Club Tower Apartments, which is 11 stories tall. (The Columbus Center has 8 stories).

I was surprised too!

Great Falls Guy said...

Sandra,

Since I do not know how the Ole Milwaukee Depot tower compares either in feet or total stories, it looks to be close? Do you?

Treasure State Jew said...

Now, is that building height or building elevation?

Kevin said...

Bridgekeeper: What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow? King Arthur: What do you mean? An African or European swallow?

Great Falls Guy said...

What's the actual height of a story?