F&W Grand Building

22 W Park Street, Butte, MT

Two story terra cotta faced commercial building built in 1930

Description 

"F & W GRAND BUILDING - Walter Arnold, architect for the Butte Civic Center, designed this commanding two-story commercial building, which covers a full city block. It replaced four existing businesses and was built to house a branch of the F & W Grand Silver Store, a dry goods emporium. This was the national chainís ninety-sixth store, built at a cost of $200,194 in 1930. One of the few major downtown buildings constructed during the Depression, the project helped local businesses because all related building contracts were awarded locally. Black and gold Montana marble quarried at Radersburg and white-glazed terra cotta complement the dark brown brickwork and concrete, while terra cotta lions keep vigil atop the parapet wall." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society Plaque

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody