Craven Garage

215 S Main Street, Butte, MT

Two story brick commercial building built before 1884

Photo 

Craven Garage

Photo taken by Richard Doody in June 2019

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Description 

Sanborn's Fire Insurance map of butte show this location as the site of the Montana Iron Works' machine shop in 1884. The History of Montana published in 1921 notes: "Mr. Craven is owner of a modern garage at 215 south Main Street..." G.W. Craven was an M.I.T. graduate electrical engineer who worked for the Boston & Montana Company (mining) and later for the Montana Power Company before opening the garage.

Update Log 

  • July 5, 2019: New photo from Richard Doody
  • July 5, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody