Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Butte in Silver Bow County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

First Baptist Church

 
 
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1882, the Baptists established their first church in Butte. By 1890, membership numbered 65 and steadily grew until, at 450 members in 1905, new quarters were imperative. The following year marked the beginning of an unprecedented commercial building boom, and the Butte Miner reported on June 17, 1906, that the week would “…witness the beginning of several splendid structures not exactly in the business heart of the city.” One of these buildings was the impressive First Baptist Church, designed and built by Charles Passmore & Company at a cost of $25,000. Triple-arched windows with beautiful stained glass highlight the main tower, whose pyramidal roof dignifies the neighborhood. Comparison of this church and the nearby Mountain View Methodist Church reveals distinct similarities, but window placement and architectural detailing make each unique.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNotable Buildings.
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 0.81′ N, 112° 32.373′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker can be reached from West Broadway Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 West Broadway Street, Butte MT 59701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (here, next to this marker); 134 West Broadway (within shouting distance of this marker); J.L. Morris Building (within shouting distance of this marker); School District #1 Administration Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mayer Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leonard Apartments (about 300 feet away); Henry Jacobs House (about 300 feet away); St. John's Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
First Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
2. First Baptist Church and Marker
First Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
3. First Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=184043

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Jul. 23, 2024