11 Facts About Gleim Building


Gleim Building, 265 W Front St, Missoula, Montana, was a brothel constructed in 1893 for Mary Gleim, a notorious madam who owned at least eight "female boarding houses".

FactSnippet No. 2,249,199

Gleim Building stopped running the brothel in 1903 but retained the freehold.

FactSnippet No. 2,249,200

Gleim Building was built of brick as a precaution against fire, following the fire that devastated the area in 1872.

FactSnippet No. 2,249,201

Mary Gleim Building came to Missoula in 1888 with her husband, and quickly saw the potential for prostitution with the large number of railroad workers in the town.

FactSnippet No. 2,249,202

Gleim Building set up brothels one after another in West Front Street and ruled them with a fist of iron, becoming the "Queen of Missoula's Bad Lands".

FactSnippet No. 2,249,203

Related searches

Mary Gleim Montana Deer

Commonly known as "Mother Gleim Building", she was one of Missoula's characters and eventually owned a considerable number of properties in Missoula and elsewhere.

FactSnippet No. 2,249,204

Gleim Building was arrested for the attempted murder of rival Bobby Burns by having his house blown up with dynamite on 12 February 1894.

FactSnippet No. 2,249,205

Whilst incarcerated in Deer Lodge, Gleim Building was assaulted by another inmate, but never recovered fully from the stab wounds that were inflicted on her.

FactSnippet No. 2,249,206

Gleim Building's conviction was overturned after she had served little more than a year in prison.

FactSnippet No. 2,249,207

Gleim Building left explicit instructions for her burial in the city cemetery.

FactSnippet No. 2,249,208

Whilst other headstones faced east and west, Gleim Building's faced the railroad so she could say goodbye to the railroad men who were her customers.

FactSnippet No. 2,249,209