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Butte in Silver Bow County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Silver Bow County Jail

Butte National Historic Landmark District

 
 
Silver Bow County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
1. Silver Bow County Jail Marker
Inscription.  The Beaux Arts style building complex comprising the county courthouse and jail serves to firmly anchor Butte’s business district. Montana’s most distinguished architects of the period, Link and Haire, designed both the courthouse and this substantial three-story jail. The steel frame, brick, and stone structure, erected in 1909, for a time served as the courthouse until the new building opened in 1912. An underground tunnel connects the two structures. A Smithsonian exhibition of Teddy Roosevelt’s African trophies provided the model for ten terra cotta lions’ heads beneath the building’s wide cornice.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 0.909′ N, 112° 32.277′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is at the intersection of North Alaska Street and West Quartz Street
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on North Alaska Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 North Alaska 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. Silver Bow Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Quartz Street Fire Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Butte Telephone Company (about 300 feet away); Lawlor & Rowe Insurance Company (about 300 feet away); The Auditor (about 300 feet away); Butte-Anaconda Historic District (about 300 feet away); Silver Bow County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Carpenters' Union Hall (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
Silver Bow County Jail and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
2. Silver Bow County Jail and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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