Filed Under Hamiliton

St. Paul's Episcopal Church Hamilton

Hamilton Southside Residential Historic District

Reverend George Stewart designed this English Gothic church, constructed in 1899.  Congregant Lena Crutchfield organized numerous pancake suppers, ice cream socials, and offered generous donations to make this historic landmark a reality. Margaret Daly, wife of copper king and lumber baron Marcus Daly, was also a prominent financial contributor. The wood-frame structure incorporated elements typical of British ecclesiastical architecture, and its pointed-arch windows, decorative wooden tracery, steeply pitched rooflines, and square towers allude to the denomination's English roots.  The interior ceiling is intended to remind worshippers of an inverted Noah's ark. The towers, originally asymmetrical, were modified in later years.  The stained glass windows were more recently added. In 1941, Mrs. Daly's funeral, one of the largest ever held in the vicinity, took place in this building.  Many businesses closed to allow community members to attend. Today, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church continues its long tradition of providing a source of Christian fellowship to the community of Hamilton.

Images

St. Paul's Episcopal Church St. Paul's Episcopal Church (PAc 91-51 Hamilton R03 F12). Front to side view of the church building, facing southeast on the corner of South 3rd Street and Desmet Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Aug. 1987

Location

600 South 3rd Street, Hamiliton, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “St. Paul's Episcopal Church Hamilton,” Historic Montana, accessed December 3, 2022, https://historicmt.org/items/show/1751.