Filed Under Butte

Masonic Temple Annex / Fox Theatre, Butte

Butte National Historic Landmark District

An overabundance of copper on the world market all but halted building activity in Uptown Butte during the 1920s. This splendid, long-established theater is one exception, completed in 1923. Following the example of Butte’s most significant twentieth-century buildings, the Masons commissioned the architectural firm of Link and Haire to create the impressive Beaux-Arts style structure. Four colossal engaged columns with Ionic capitals, lions’ heads, decorative iron work, and multi-colored terra cotta highlight its monumental façade. Today the Fox Theatre continues to provide entertainment to the public.

Images

Facade Facade Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Julian Boughton and Martha Kohl Date: August 8, 2022
Masonic Temple Annex (Fox Theatre) Masonic Temple Annex (Fox Theatre) (PAc 91-51 B3 RollJK09 F33). Front to side view of the building, facing south to southeast on South Washington Street near the corner of South Washington and West Park Street. The Masonic Temple is visible in the photograph and is situated to the left of the Fox Theatre building. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Jeff Kestle Date: 1984

Location

316 West Park Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Masonic Temple Annex / Fox Theatre, Butte,” Historic Montana, accessed December 7, 2022, https://historicmt.org/items/show/2035.