Salvage is all about keeping Butte’s historic treasures right here in Butte. When demolition is unavoidable, Butte CPR salvages historic architectural features and sells them for reuse in historic buildings.
Salvage materials are typically of much higher quality and craftsmanship than materials that are available today. The types of items available often include trim, cast iron sinks or bathtubs, windows, porch pillars, railing, stairway spindles, rosettes, plinth blocks, kitchen cabinets, oak flooring, radiators, hardware, and beadboard.
In addition to the typical items, there are usually some unique treasures.
Some of our larger salvage efforts include a major renovation of a building on the Montana Tech campus; the Superintendent's House at the Warm Springs Hospital (in cooperation with the Anaconda Historical Society); and various residential properties that St. James Healthcare needed to demolish. Butte CPR was able to salvage maple, oak, and fir flooring, staircases, moldings, pillars, hardware, doors and door frames, casings, baseboards, drawers, tin ceiling tiles, marble, windows, banisters, and bathroom furnishings.
Salvage Sales run from April to September or October depending on weather.
Proceeds support our Historic Improvement Project grants, offsetting renovation costs for Butte’s residential and commercial building owners.
Butte CPR can always use help with salvage projects and with the sales. To donate items or to volunteer, contact Mike Hogan at email@example.com.