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St. Mary's Pharmacy, Stevensville, Ravalli County, MT



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Location
Stevensville, MT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MT-11
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-11).
Building/structure dates: 1866 initial construction
Significance: The first Catholic mission in the northwest was founded by Father Jean de Smet for the Salish (Indians) in 1841. The mission was abandoned in 1830 when the land and improvements were sold to John Owen who built a trading fort nearby. In 1866 the Jesuits reactivated the mission. Father Anthony Ravalli, designer of the famed Cataldo Mission, returned at that time to find St. Mary's Mission in ruins. Under his direction, utilizing the logs from the early church, the present log church was built. Adjacent to and north of the church Father Ravalli erected the first pharmacy built in Montana. This two story log structure still stands today. The furnishings and trim of this building were hand carved by Father Ravalli. In this building he served as a doctor to the local Indians. Father Ravalli remained at St. Mary's Mission until it was closed in 1891.

Subjects
Medicine
"Mission 66" Program
Indians Of North America


Related Names
Ravalli, Fr. Anthony
Sobek, Durward K., Field Team
Oyama, Jack, Field Team
Shanahan, Dick, Field Team
Blackburn, U. James, Delineator
Goldy, Charles B., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Al Huntsman, Photographer June 1965 SOUTH and EAST ELEVATIONS
2. Historic American Buildings Survey John N. DeHaas, Jr., Photographer June 1965 SOUTH ELEVATION (Front)
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Al Huntsman, Photographer June 1965 WEST ELEVATION
4. Historic American Buildings Survey John N. DeHaas, Jr., Photographer July 1965 EAST ELEVATION
5. Historic American Buildings Survey John N. DeHaas, Jr., Photographer July 1965 LOG WORK CORNER DETAIL


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