Silver Bow County Jail

155 W Quartz Street, Butte, MT

Beaux-Arts style three story jailhouse built in 1909


Silver Bow County Jail

Photo taken by Richard Doody in November 2006



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


  • Richard Doody