Filed Under Butte

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

Butte National Historic Landmark District

Butte’s early Catholic community built its first parish church, a temporary wooden structure, west of this site in 1879. Father John Dols, the first pastor, arrived in the spring of 1881. The following year the cornerstone for a new church was laid, and formal dedication of St. Patrick’s took place in 1884. Two one-story wings were added to the original central portion in 1896, shaping the structure to its present appearance. Although exterior remodeling has somewhat altered St. Patrick’s original façade, the graceful spire and elegant Gothic arches reflect its original design.

Images

St. Patrick's Church, Butte
St. Patrick's Church, Butte Copy of a photomechanical postcard view of St. Patrick's Catholic Church at the northeast corner of Washington and Mercury streets in Butte. Source: PAc 946-092, Montana Historical Society Research Center Photograph Archives, Helena, MT. Creator: Unknown Date: Between 1896-1920
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
St. Patrick's Catholic Church St. Patrick's Catholic Church, facing northeast, front/side view. Source: MontanaPictures.net Creator: MontanaPictures.net Date: June 2008
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
St. Patrick's Catholic Church St. Patrick's Catholic Church, facing northwest, front/side view. Source: MontanaPictures.net Creator: MontanaPictures.net Date: June 2008

Location

329 West Mercury Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “St. Patrick's Catholic Church,” Historic Montana, accessed April 19, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/1997.