Filed Under Butte

Montana Tech Campus Engineering Building

Butte National Historic Landmark District

The north half of this building was constructed in 1910 as a gymnasium and auditorium, designed by noted Montana architect C. S. Haire. It was the third campus building. As Montana Tech grew during the next decade, expansion became crucial. Engineering students in particular required spacious classrooms for drafting tables. In 1923, the south wall of the gymnasium was removed and a second building constructed following Haire’s design but doubling the original size. The remodeled first floor included a large drawing room with space for sixty tables, a small auditorium, and suite of offices. The second floor consisted of more offices, a file room, a blue-print room, and two drafting rooms. The brick building features brick pilasters on all four façades. Dentils, egg-and-dart ornamentation, and scroll-like metal brackets adorn the cornice.

Images

Montana Tech Campus Engineering Building Montana Tech Campus Engineering Building. Front to side view of the building, facing southwest. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office Creator: John Westenberg Date: Mar. 1980
Montana Tech Campus Engineering Building Montana Tech Campus Engineering Building. Rear to side view of the building, facing southeast. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office Creator: John Westenberg Date: Mar. 1980
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Location

1300 West Park Street, Montana Tech Campus, Butte, Montana | Public

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Montana Tech Campus Engineering Building,” Historic Montana, accessed January 28, 2023, https://historicmt.org/items/show/28.