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

Masonic Temple

Butte National Historic Landmark District

 
 
Masonic Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
1. Masonic Temple Marker
Inscription.  The first Masonic Lodge in Butte was chartered October 3, 1876. With a membership of 550 after the turn of the twentieth century, the organization had outgrown its old quarters on West Park. The new temple, completed in 1902, provides an early example of the grandly scaled Beaux-Arts style that came to dominate Butte’s later civic structures. Link and Carter, the forerunner of the prestigious architectural firm of Link and Haire, created the new temple, enhancing its façade with Ionic columns, a cornice of lions’ heads, and decorative borders of acanthus leaves and geometric designs.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 0.742′ N, 112° 32.512′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on West Park Street near South Washington
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Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 West Park 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. Masonic Temple Annex-Fox Theatre (here, next to this marker); Y.M.C.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Patrick's Convent (within shouting distance of this marker); B'nai Israel Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); 303 West Park (within shouting distance of this marker); 321 West Galena (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Lavell Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Walker Clark Mansion (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
Masonic Temple and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
2. Masonic Temple and Marker
The marker is at the right edge of the building.
<i>Masonic Temple, Butte, Mont.</i> postcard image. Click for full size.
circa 1908
3. Masonic Temple, Butte, Mont. postcard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on November 4, 2021.

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