Silver Bow County Jail

155 W Quartz Street, Butte, MT

Beaux-Arts style three story jailhouse built in 1909

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Silver Bow County Jail

Photo taken by Richard Doody in November 2006

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Description 

This county jail was designed by architects J. G. Link and C. S. Haire in the Beaux-Arts style. A Smithsonian exhibition of Teddy Roosevelt's African hunting trophies provided a model for the ten terra cotta lion heads beneath the building's cornice. The building was used as the Silver Bow County Courthouse from 1909 to 1912.

Update Log 

  • July 13, 2018: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody