Filed Under Havre

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Havre Residential Historic District

Havre's first Episcopal church service was held in 1900 at Fort Assinniboine, south of Havre. After the arrival of the Reverend Leonard J. Christler in 1907, regular services were conducted in town. The Reverend Christler immediately began plans for a permanent church, and groundbreaking took place the following year. Distinguished Kalispell architect Marion B. Riffo drew the blueprints for this beautiful Gothic style building. Constructed of donated granite from Helena, shipped by rail free of charge, the church was finally completed in 1918. Its elegant and distinctive features include a crenellated tower and carillon, graceful arched windows, and stained glass.

Images

St. Mark's Episcopal Church St. Mark's Episcopal Church (PAc 91-51 Havre R04 F18). Front view of the church building, facing east near the corner of 3rd Avenue and 6th Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Dec. 1987
St. Mark's Episcopal Church St. Mark's Episcopal Church (PAc 91-51 Havre R04 F19). Side to front view of the church building, facing north to northeast across the street on 6th Street near the corner of 6th and 3rd Avenue. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Dec. 1987
St. Mark's Episcopal Church St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Front to side view of the church before the construction of the bell tower, facing east to northeast on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 6th Street. Source: Havre-Hill County Historic Preservation Commission Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Date unknown

Location

539 3rd Avenue, Havre, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “St. Mark's Episcopal Church,” Historic Montana, accessed December 3, 2022, https://historicmt.org/items/show/651.