Northern Pacific Railway Station

800 E Front Street, Butte, MT

Renaissance Revival style railroad depot built in 1906


Northern Pacific Railway Station

Photo taken by Richard Doody in June 2019



"Northern Pacific Station - Butte was a railroad division point, with crew terminals, locomotive roundhouses and administrative offices. There were 16 scheduled trains per day, from the Chicago-Seattle "North Coast Limited," to the Missoula-Butte locals. Centered in South Butte, the Northern Pacific Railway's offices shared space with the Union Pacific Railroad in a two-story brick passenger station on East Front Street. Built in Renaissance Revival style, the brown brick building with its long, hipped-roof profile sprawls at the foot of the Uptown area. The Depot is flanked to the west by a one-story building that contained baggage, mail and express rooms, and to the east side by more express rooms and a dining hall. Across Front Street, hotels and services located in proximity to the railroad lines." NRHP Nomination

Update Log 

  • June 27, 2019: New photos from Richard Doody
  • June 11, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


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