Filed Under Butte

Silver Bow Club

Butte National Historic Landmark District

The elegance of Renaissance Revival-inspired details conveys the extravagance of Butte’s first men’s social club, established in 1882. The prestigious Helena architectural firm of Link and Haire designed the club’s new quarters, completed in 1907, which provided an opulent meeting place for Butte’s mining and commercial barons. With the onset of the Great Depression in the 1930s, however, lifestyles changed and the club ceased to exist. Since the 1950s, the building has served as the Butte Miners Union facility. This magnificent structure thus came to serve, in turn, both owners and workers of Butte’s mines.

Images

Silver Bow Club View looking north at building facade Source: Montana Historical Society. Creator: Christine Brown, Montana Historical Society Date: Nov 2019
Silver Bow Club View looking up at Silver Bow Club entrance canopy. Canopy is constructed of copper (now oxidized) and stained glass. Source: Montana Historical Society. Creator: Christine Brown, Montana Historical Society Date: Nov 2019
Silver Bow Club Silver Bow Club, view of front door. Source: MontanaPictures.net Creator: MontanaPictures.net Date: September 2009

Location

125 West Granite Street, Butte, Montana | Public

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Silver Bow Club,” Historic Montana, accessed February 9, 2023, https://historicmt.org/items/show/1936.