Filed Under Red Lodge

Carbon County Courthouse

Red Lodge Commercial Historic District

Butte architect P. J. Donahue drew the plans for the 1899 landmark after fire destroyed its predecessor. Situated at the busy northern end of the commercial district, the building today provides an excellent example of restrained, classically proportioned public building design. When foundation settling after construction produced a wide crack on the northeast wall, fear of collapse caused rapid evacuation of the courtroom on several occasions before it was stabilized in the 1940s. Despite numerous alterations and additions, the courthouse retains its prominence as a sturdy reminder of the town’s role as the political and economic center of Carbon County.

Images

Catalog #950-568 Carbon County Courthouse, Red Lodge, Montana, built in 1899. [no date] Source: Montana Historical Society Research Center Photograph Archives, Helena, Montana Creator: Unidentified photographer Date: [no date]
PAc 83-33.63 Street scene, Carbon County Courthouse, Red Lodge, Montana May 3, 1915 Source: Montana Historical Society Research Center Photograph Archives, Helena, Montana Creator: Unidentified photographer; Ed Nolan Collection Date: May 3, 1915
10th & Broadway (looking south), Red Lodge, MT Still image capture of 10th Street and Broadway Avenue looking south, Red Lodge, Montana. Image information drawn from print verso. b&w print. Source: Official records of the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena, Montana Creator: Kommers, McLaughlin, & Leavengood, Architects Date: September, 1981
Carbon County Courthouse Still image capture of Carbon County Courthouse, Red Lodge, Montana. Image information drawn from print verso. b&w print. Source: Official records of the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Helena, Montana Creator: Kommers, McLaughlin, & Leavengood, Architects Date: September, 1981

Location

100 Broadway Avenue North, Red Lodge, Montana | Public

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Carbon County Courthouse,” Historic Montana, accessed December 2, 2022, https://historicmt.org/items/show/126.