STAINED GLASS TOUR 2006
Butte CPR is organizing its third tour of stained glass windows on April 23, 2006. Butte is blessed with an amazing array of stained and leaded glass windows. This year the tour will focus on historic places of worship, which hold some of the most spectacular examples of stained glass that Butte, once one of the wealthiest cities in the nation, could muster. You'll see glass manufactured by artisans from Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, New York, and Butte. Because most of the glass is best viewed from the inside, this tour will take place on Sunday afternoon, April 23, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The following places of worship will be open, with volunteer guides provided by the Butte CPR.
The tour is FREE, and an informative 56-page full-color booklet published by the CPR is available for purchase for $5.00 ($7.00 mailed; click here for ordering information). Publication of the booklet was supported in part by grants from the Montana Cultural Trust and Butte's Urban Revitalization Agency, assistance that is greatly appreciated. The tour can be started at any of the sites listed.
|Co-authors of the Stained Glass book, Dick Gibson and Irene Scheidecker, will be giving a presentation, Through a Glass Brightly: Vignettes of Butte History through Stained Glass, at the Montana Historical Society in Helena on May 17, 2007, at 6:30 p.m.|
- Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Caledonia and Western
- St. Joseph Catholic Church at 2nd and Utah
- St. Patrick Catholic Church at Washington and Galena
- St. John's Episcopal Church at Broadway and Idaho St.
- B'Nai Israel Synagogue at 327 W. Galena
- Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 2100 Continental Drive
- Mountain View Methodist at Montana and Quartz
- First Baptist at 201 W. Broadway
- St. Mark Lutheran at 223 S. Montana
- Trinity Methodist, 971 North Main
Butte CPR is a non-profit organization that promotes the preservation of Butte's historic houses, commercial buildings, churches, and neighborhoods. Previously sponsored and conducted tours included the first stained glass tour in 2003, and tours of historic homes, the Anselmo and Steward mine yards, and the uptown commercial district.
Butte CPR is seeking volunteers to help with this program promoting and celebrating stewardship of Butte's incredible architectural heritage. Contact Toni Seccomb (E-mail) or come to a CPR meeting to volunteer.
Description of 2005 stained glass tour