Filed Under Butte

Knights of Columbus, Butte

Butte National Historic Landmark District

The Butte chapter of this fraternal organization was founded in 1902 and its present quarters constructed in 1917-18. Architect Wellington Smith designed the three-story Renaissance Revival style building, which features “tapestry” brick from Helena and cast or artificial stone that was hand-carved and engraved. The building included a pool, track, ladies’ parlor, and a grand octagonal room with a twenty-five-foot domed ceiling. Situated between the business district and west side residential area, this spacious hall was one of the last buildings constructed during Butte’s final building boom of 1916-1918.


Knights of Columbus, Butte
Knights of Columbus, Butte Photo Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Julian Boughton and Martha Kohl Date: August 8, 2022
Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus Knights of Columbus (PAc 91-51 B4 RollMM04 F29). Front to side view of the building, facing southeast on the corner of West Park Street and North Idaho Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: M. Murphy Date: 1985


224 West Park Street, Butte, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Knights of Columbus, Butte,” Historic Montana, accessed April 15, 2024,