Mother Lode Theatre
Also known as: Masonic Temple Annex, Fox Theatre316 W Park Street, Butte, MT
Beaux-Arts style theater completed in 1923
Mother Lode Theater
Photo taken by Richard Doody in September 2018
+46.01225, -112.5418146°00'44" N, 112°32'31" W
An overabundance of copper on the world market all but halted building activity in Uptown Butte during the 1920s. This splendid, long-established theater is one exception, completed in 1923. Following the example of Butte’s most significant twentieth-century buildings, the Masons commissioned the architectural firm of Link and Haire to create the impressive Beaux-Arts style structure. Four colossal engaged columns with Ionic capitals, lions’ heads, decorative iron work, and multi-colored terra cotta highlight its monumental façade. Today the Fox Theatre continues to provide entertainment to the public.
- September 30, 2018: Added by Richard Doody