Filed Under Helena

Colorado Building

Helena Historic District (Boundary Increase)

The Colorado Building is a rich illustration of Helena’s commercial blossoming during the early twentieth century. The Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company built the structure in 1922, thereby completing this block in the town’s more sparsely developed northern end. The upper two floors once served as company offices, accessed by a central doorway. The ground floor, tucked into the hillside, originally housed the Wright Furniture Company and Kenneth R. Rorabeck Drugs.

Images

Colorado Building
Colorado Building Colorado Building. Front to side view of the building, facing northeast on North Last Chance Gulch. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: Jan. 2020
Colorado Building
Colorado Building Colorado Building. Front view of the building, facing east on North Last Chance Gulch near the intersection of North Last Chance and Placer Street. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: Jan. 2020
Colorado Building
Colorado Building Colorado Building. Front to side view of the building, facing southeast at the intersection of North Last Chance Gulch and Placer Street. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: Jan. 2020

Location

435 North Last Chance Gulch, Helena, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Colorado Building,” Historic Montana, accessed May 30, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/695.