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Butte-Silver Bow

Posted on: December 22, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Butte's Historic Preservation Officer Moving On

Uptown Butte is a unique place. Thousands of historic buildings sit in the six mile square area that runs north and south from Walkerville to Front Street, and east to west from the Berkley Pit to Montana Tech.

Jim Jarvis, who recently resigned as Butte Silver-Bow’s historic preservation officer, explains how some of the most important buildings in Uptown Butte have been re-purposed during the last few decades.

"Fortunately, it had been well-maintained through the years and is now home to numerous professional offices," Jarvis says of the Hennessy Building on the corner of North Main and Granite Streets. It rises toward the sky in red terra cotta brick splendor, replete with ornamental leaded glass, an archway entrance, and wrought iron grillwork.

Listen to the story on Montana Public Radio.
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