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Posted on: September 9, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Sight unseen: Butte restorer buys historic church

The same part-time Butte resident who owns the Hodgens-Ryan Mansion has snapped up the Christian Science building, 229 N. Montana, sight unseen.

Peggy Guccione, owner of the historical Ryan Mansion at 105 N. Excelsior, is one of the new co-owners of the historic Neoclassic church, which sold at auction Thursday for just $52,500.

The building houses Butte’s First Church of Christ, Scientist, formally incorporated in 1911. But the building wasn’t built until 1920.

Keith and Heather Fortin of Whitehall have partnered with Guccione in the purchase. A contractor by trade, Keith Fortin has worked on historic preservation in Butte the past six years.

Read the full story in the Montana Standard
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