The Polar Bear and the Barrel – Great Falls, Montana

Polar Bear Building – 900 Central Ave W, Great Falls, MT
Currently for sale, this building appears to have last housed “Cash Converters”. What was it originally? An ice cream stand? Whatever it was, the building itself has been remodeled and covered over. It’s surprising and fortunate that the iceberg and polar bear on top has survived.

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Barrel O’Bucks
527 Central Ave W, Great Falls, MT 59404

This looks like it was originally a fully barrel shaped building which was gradually added onto over the years. The question is – what was it originally?
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One thought on “The Polar Bear and the Barrel – Great Falls, Montana

  1. The Polar Bear Cafe was originally just that, a cafe. It was originally called The Iceberg.

    The Barrel of Bucks was just The Barrel in pre casino days. The building was added onto in the 1960’s?? But it WAS originally a barrel shaped buulding. It was a root beer stand.

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