Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Western Avenue & Caledonia Street, Butte, MT

Mission Revival/Art Deco church completed in 1941

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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Photo taken by Richard Doody in September 2018

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Description 

The bright white facade of this stunning church, prominently located beneath Big Butte, serves as a beacon proclaiming the heart of Butte’s west side Catholic community. The Immaculate Conception Parish was created from the overflowing St. Patrick and St. Lawrence O’Toole parishes in 1906. The original church building across the street also served as convent and school. The cornerstone of the present church was laid on December 10, 1939. It indicates that the church, dedicated to the Immaculate Mother of God, is also designated a shrine to Our Lady of Victory and St. Therese. Noted architect John G. Link designed this Butte landmark, completed in 1940 at a cost of almost $200,000, which features an unusual blend of the Mission Revival and Art Deco styles.

Update Log 

  • September 30, 2018: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody