Preserving Butte’s unique architectural heritage


Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the many historic buildings of Butte, Montana - the largest historic landmark district in the nation.

Butte CPR works to preserve historic buildings by awarding grants; conducting educational tours, workshops, and lectures; providing volunteer labor; and serving as a preservation advocate with local government, business, and civic groups.

Since its founding in 1994, Butte CPR has had a positive impact on dozens of buildings, both residential and commercial.


Get Involved!

Attend a Butte CPR board meeting. Board meetings are the third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. at the Butte-Silver Bow Archives, 17 W. Quartz.

Butte CPR does the heavy lifting in the Historic Landmark District. They fund restoration, provide access to historic properties through their Dust to Dazzle tours, interpret and bring to life the engaging history of buildings and houses — all of which enriches our story and promotes our history.
— Ellen Crain, Director, Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives

sewell’s sign restoration

Restoration of the Sewell’s hardware store sign is completed! Stay tuned for when the sign will be re-installed in the building at 221 E. Park St.

Volunteers turn over the stained glass Sewells sign to restore the other side.
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demolition averted

This house at 1004 Iowa Street, proposed for demolition, instead has a new owner and a new future.