St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church

101 S Idaho Street, Butte, MT

Gothic Revival style brick church built in 1899

Description 

"ST. PAUL'S METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH - Noted architect William White designed this majestic, multi-gabled church of stone and brick, built at a cost of $10,000 in 1899. Gothic lancet windows, stained glass, Romanesque arches and wood tracery in the gable windows showcase White's meticulous attention to fine detail. A steeple above the entry and pyramidal roof once crowned the two corner towers. By 1918, the church housed the Butte Daily Bulletin, a radical newspaper voicing policies of the anti-corporate Nonpartisan League, published by William F. Dunne. The office was also a known stronghold of the incendiary Industrial Workers of the World. On September 14, 1918, local police and federal troops under Major 0. N. Bradley raided the Bulletin arresting twenty-four men and thwarting a miners' strike. A fine example of turn-of-the-century ecclesiastic architecture, quiet commercial use of the building today more closely follows its original function." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society Plaque

Tags 

19th Century (37,345)
Built 1899 (549)
Built during 1890s (7,478)
Church (5,644)
Montana (1,661)
Place of worship (6,008)
Silver Bow County, Montana (169)

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody