HISTORIC PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN BUTTE
Listing Policy: We will list advertisements for sale by or represented by members of historically appropriate properties on our website. Members can list properties they own for no fee. Those ads can post one or two photos with a brief description and contact information.
For a cost of $30 for two months or $60 for six months, owners or agents (one of whom must be a member of Butte CPR) can post up to five color photos, full contact information for the owner or agent, including name, company affiliation (if applicable), phone/fax/email and link to your website, and text that describes the property. To verify that an owner or agent is a current CPR member, check the online directory.
The board may also list distressed properties (whether they are for sale or not) at its discretion, to encourage caring owners to help preserve them.
The procedure for the paid listings is to get payment to the Treasurer and send the information for the listing to webmaster Dick Gibson.
We also regularly provide access to developers' packets for properties offered by Butte-Silver Bow City/County — Contact Dori Skrukrud, BSB, for more information at
406-497-6469 (See Below).
More listings at Mainstreet Uptown Butte • Butte Board of Realtors MLS listings • See also our links page for connections to rehabilitation work by Silver Bow Properties, the Leonard Hotel, and the Park Hotel-Dodge Brothers buildings.
Note that this list is by no means comprehensive - a great many other interesting properties are available. Contact realtors — the Butte Board of Realtors MLS lists typically have more than 200 listings, many of them historic, ranging in price from $9,000 to over $1,000,000.
Other building descriptions can be found here. To check out some buildings that recently found new owners, Click Here (including Sears Building and YMCA). See also Threatened Places. Interested in investing in Butte? Click here for links and more information.
Check out these additional possiblities (CPR Board listings) •
Iona Cafe, South Main St.
The Iona Cafe (building on left in the photo below) is for sale, though not yet
listed. Watch this space for more information. (11/12)
Gustav Stickley Craftsman
Designed by internationally renowned architect Gustav Stickley, a pioneer of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America, this home is one of the most historically significant in Butte. Enjoy the commanding views from the expansive front porch and upper balcony of this impressive Craftsman home. An open floor plan complements this home's uniquely crafted hardwood floors, unpainted woodwork and fireplace made of native stone. Rooms are large with an elegant living room/dining room and an additional great room. The full basement offers lots of finished storage. Mature landscaping graces a fenced backyard and quaint patio space. The home also features a detached two-car, tandem garage with RV door and an enclosed hot tub. Located at the end of a quiet street on a huge lot, the property is close to Montana Tech, hiking trails on Big Butte and John F. Kennedy Elementary.
This home is also easier to buy because it provides income that can help you qualify for, and pay off, your loan via a detached 500 sq.ft. urban loft-like guest house. Newly remodeled in 2008, the guest house features one bed, one bath, separate sleeping loft, w/d and a new, full kitchen with dishwasher. Separately metered with a good rental history, it's a great income producer or could be used as a workshop, craft-room or mother-in-law suite.
For more information about this home, including an online virtual tour, please visit www.BonnieHawkeRealEstate.com or call Bonnie Hawke at 406-491-4663.
Craftsman near Montana Tech
Close to Tech and the hospital. This darling early Craftsman, 2-bedroom home is spotlessly clean and features beautifully refinished hardwood flooring. It is newly painted throughout and has a walk out basement and a single garage. This home offers everything you could ask for in a property priced at $49,900.
For more information on this property, including an online virtual tour, please visit www.BonnieHawkeRealEstate.com or call Bonnie Hawke at 406-491-4663.
Butte-Silver Bow Properties
Butte-Silver Bow County-owned properties available for bid:Three properties have been released for redevelopment through the Developer’s Packet process, as follows:
1028 Gaylord Street - So. 27.5’ of Lots 7 and 8, Block 6 of the Farrell Addition, Section 18, T3N, R7W, P.M.M., Butte-Silver Bow, Montana. Parcel No. 0000050910
The purpose of this invitation for proposals is to offer the above-described properties for private redevelopment, use, and ownership. The City-County will accept alternative proposals including, 1) rehabilitation of the existing residence or 2) demolition of the residence with redevelopment of the property. Prospective developers must present a comprehensive development plan for the full property.
Requests for proposals can be obtained from the Butte-Silver Bow Clerk and Recorders Office, Room 208, Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse, 155 W. Granite Street, Butte, Montana. The property is secured. A walk-through of the property, accompanied by a representative of the City-County will be conducted as follows:
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012, NOON to 2:00 P.M. and Thursday, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012, NOON to 2:00 p.m.
Written Project Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 o'clock p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, to the Butte-Silver Bow Clerk and Recorder's Office. Verbal presentations of proposals will be heard on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, from NOON to 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Room 312, Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse, 155 West Granite, Butte, Montana. The Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council of Commissioners' Chambers, Room 312, Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse, 155 West Granite, Butte, Montana for the purpose of receiving public testimony regarding proposals received by the City and County of Butte-Silver Bow, Montana for the redevelopment of 1028 Gaylord Street.
Contact Dori Skrukrud, BSB, for more information at
Greek Cafe •
88 E. Park Street
Listed by Butte CPR Board
MORE INFO: History, photos, possibilites
2009 Stabilization Estimates (1.2 meg PDF) • Demolition vs Mothball Estimates (Word Doc)
2002 Mothballing report (4.1 meg PDF)
Draft support letter (Word Doc)
Developer's Packet process guide
News coverage 2/14/09
|88 East Park at the corner of Wyoming. The Imperial and Ivanhoe Blocks (to right in picture) are presently undergoing renovation.|
Butte-Silver Bow (city-county government) is owner of this commercial property in the heart of the Butte National Historic Landmark District.
Description of Building's Structural Shell. The Greek Café building is a substantial structural shell constructed in 1917. Due to this comparatively late date for construction in Uptown Butte, it started with a strong base of a reinforced concrete foundation. The exterior brick bearing walls of the upper two floors are three bricks/12 inches thick with a high-fired hard face brick on the primary north and east facades. The building's basement and main and upper floors provide a gross square footage of a little over 13,600 square feet.
A massive failure of the roof's east timber truss has occurred. This was apparently caused by a flashing and sealant failure of the support rods and saddle (suspended from the steel truss system) pulling through the supported wood after water penetration. Despite the dramatic failure of the east's north-south wood truss, the three clear-span east-west steel trusses remain in very good condition. It is these steel trusses that are bracing the otherwise unsupported "tall and thin" east brick wall.
|88 East Park showing the|
Wyoming Street façade.
The main floor consists primarily of storefronts, large glassed areas spanned by cast iron posts and beams supporting the brick walls above. The floor area is divided into six store areas, three facing Park Street and three facing Wyoming Street stepping down the hill. The south half of the building has bearing walls running east-west and the north half has bearing walls running north-south. It would appear that this change in structural direction is primarily responsible for the long central crack in the east wall and the brick bulge at the north end of the east storefront. There are also more openings here at this central point to induce a crack and the weight of debris inside the building may also be a contributing factor. These main-floor 16-foot wide stores, defined by bearing walls, add some rigidity to the lower floor whose façade is primarily open glass front.
Deterioration. A significant amount of deterioration has occurred to the non-structural surfaces of the building (particularly the lath and plaster) because the missing roof. The degree of deterioration is less as one proceeds deeper into the structure; the basement has little deterioration of its structural posts and joists but more water damage to its floor sheathing. The main-level floors probably can be reused with selective replacement of damaged areas.
|Historic "ghost sign" on the Wyoming Street façade of 88 E. Park.|
The upper floor's sheathing is extensively deteriorated, particularly at the central area of the missing roof and from the impact of the failed wood truss. A previous owner removed most of the failed wood truss components. The floor sheathing and floor are extensively damaged and the majority of the floor, particularly toward the center where there is now no roof, will need to be replaced. The perimeter floor areas of the second floor are in better condition because the truss failure introduced a path for water flow. The floor area under the one-third of the remaining roof, to the west, is in surprisingly good condition.
The roof over two-thirds of the building is completely missing, due to the failure of the saddle support of the east wood truss. As with the truss components, the previous owner removed the majority of the roof's joists after the failure of the wood truss.
The remaining one-third of the roof is in relatively good shape for three-fourths of the slope, and the roofing and joists are beginning to fail at the south end. The built-up components of the wood truss at the south end are actively failing. The remainder of the west truss consists of paired lumber components arranged to form a truss (five 2x12s with staggered lapped joints in a truss configuration) that is still supporting the western roof. It should be noted that the historic wood truss in now only supporting half of its previous roof load and that the clear-span steel trusses are now only supporting one-quarter of their previous roof load. The wood truss and steel trusses have additional capacity without two-thirds of the roof in place.
|Cornice detail on the Wyoming Street façade of 88 E. Park.|
Additional Information Available.
About seven years ago, the local Urban Revitalization Agency demonstrated an interest in and commitment to 88 E. Park Street when it authorized a structural analysis of the building. A copy of that report can be reviewed at Butte-Silver Bow's Community Development Department office. Anyone interested in this property should contact Karen Byrnes, URA Director and head of Community Development at E-mail; phone 406-497-6266.
Butte CPR encourages interested parties to investigate these neglected buildings in Uptown Butte. Note that Butte CPR has no connection with the properties below, and generally has little information beyond that provided here. We have not contacted the owners to inquire about plans, however the buildings have been vacant for some time and are in need of responsible owners.
We suggest inquiring at the Butte Silver Bow County Courthouse concerning back taxes and any recent changes in ownership.
Butte/Silver Bow contacts: Land Records Office (406) 497 6336 • Treasurer: (406) 497 6300 (General), and (406) 497 6303 (Taxes).
Land ownership information (cadastral data) in Montana is available online here. The website is user friendly, with zoomable map displays showing high-resolution satellite data in the Butte area. The easiest way to find the following properties is to input the Geocode in the Parcel Search field.
|945 W. Granite Street|
OWNER NAME: MARSHALL, MICHAEL J;
MAILING ADDRESS: 843 W QUARTZ ST.,
BUTTE, MT 59701-9069 • 498-0014
|930 W. Quartz Street |
OWNER NAME 1: TAMIETTI, DONALD JAMES;
OWNER NAME 2: CUNNINGHAM, GEORGIA,
MAILING ADDRESS PO BOX 4718,
BUTTE, MT 59702-4718
BUTTE CPR •
P.O. Box 164 • Butte, Montana 59703 •