Miners Union Hall

Demolished
365 N Main Street, Butte, MT

Two story brick & cast iron union hall destroyed in 1914

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Miners Union Hall

Photo taken by Richard Doody in September 2018

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Miners Union Day, June 13, 1914 was marked with a parade followed by a riot. Supporters of the Industrial Workers of the World marched to the hall of the Butte Miners Union No.1 which was affiliated with the more moderate Western Federation of Miners. The building was ransacked, the acting mayor thrown out at second story window to his death and the local's safe was stolen. Ten days later, in the early morning hours of June 23, 1914, over twenty dynamite blasts leveled the Hall. That dramatic event informed the nation and the world that Butte, Montana, the "Gibraltar of Unionism" and the toughest mining town in western America was divided against itself.

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2018: Added by Richard Doody

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  • Richard Doody