Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization

P.O. Box 164, Butte, MT 59703

Butte CPR's Most Threatened Places

CPR encourages interested parties to investigate these properties. We hope that they can be preserved and developed for community or private use.

St. Peter's Rectory, Anaconda

St. Peter's Rectory, Anaconda

This building stands in good exterior condition. The Catholic diocese in Helena is presumably behind the effort to demolish. Parking is NOT a problem there. It seems quite obvious that they just don't want to own the building anymore. If someone were interested in acquiring it for a residence, the Church might let it go for relatively little plus the cost of a land survey. Help save a cool building!

Old Conoco Gas Station at Wyoming and Granite

CPR believes that this early gas station, dating to at least 1927, deserves to be saved. A possible interpretive space or covered picnic area, the structure is crumbling and ugly. The wooden canopy is supported by steel beams on brick piers, and the original tin ceiling is intact. Jerkin-headed gables (tips of gables are clipped and slope back) mark the north and south ends of the roof.

1979 photo

1979 photo from Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), Library of Congress

2007 photo

2007 photo

Detail showing original tin ceiling

Detail showing edge of roof and original tin ceiling