Office City: Missoula family celebrates six generations in business downtown


Presley, Hadli and Livia Hughes, granddaughters to Richard Hughes, wash the windows at Office City, a sixth-generation family owned business in downtown Missoula. 

The family business has been operational for over a century. 

David Erickson

Richard Hughes smiled as he watched two of his granddaughters, Hadli and Parker, giggle and wash windows at the family-owned company on a recent sweltering afternoon.

“We start them young working in the business,” he said, grinning.

In fact, Hughes’ granddaughters represent the sixth generation of the family that’s worked in the downtown area. 

Office City, at 115 W. Broadway, is a Missoula institution and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016.

Hughes, now 70, still helps out at the store with his son, Brian, the current owner.

“I still do building maintenance and accounts

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