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Finlen Hotel

Butte National Historic Landmark District

The decade following World War I brought an excess of copper to the world market and Butte suffered a severe economic slowdown. The Finlen Hotel and the Fox Theater were the only two substantial buildings constructed in Butte’s business district during the 1920s. New Year’s Day, 1924, marked the opening of this grand hotel modeled in miniature after New York City’s Hotel Astor. The nine-story hotel with a French Second Empire mansard roof was designed by prominent Great Falls architect George Shanley and built by Butte's Albert Broadland. James Finlen, son of wealthy mining pioneer Miles Finlen, financed the building.

Images

Finlen Hotel, Butte Photomechanical postcard of an artist's rendering of the Finlen Hotel, Butte, Montana. Source: PAc 946-105, Montana Legacy Collection, Montana Historical Society Research Center Photograph Archives, Helena, MT. Creator: Hall, artist. Date: Between 1920 and 1930.
Finlen Hotel Finlen Hotel, facing southwest, side/back view. Source: MontanaPictures.net Creator: MontanaPictures.net Date: June 2008

Location

100 East Broadway Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Finlen Hotel,” Historic Montana, accessed February 4, 2023, https://historicmt.org/items/show/1871.