Salvation Army Building

121 E Broadway Street, Butte, MT

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Salvation Army Building Butte MT

Photo taken by David Jones in August 2019

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"Expansion of the mining industry during the 1880s bred a darker side to Butte’s “get rich quick” appeal. Foreign-born miners poured into Butte, often arriving hungry and homeless. The large immigrant population, combined with families left indigent through mining-related accidents, generated an acute need for charitable services. The Salvation Army thus came to Butte in 1888. Assistance included day care for children, housing for the needy, occasional midwifery, and even domestic help. In addition, old-timers recall the rousing free concerts performed every Saturday night by the organization’s band. Circa 1923, the Salvation Army relocated to this fine, newly completed building, where its charitable mission continues today." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2019: New photos from David Jones
  • August 1, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

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  • Richard Doody
  • David Jones