Craven Garage

215 S Main Street, Butte, MT

Two story brick commercial building built before 1884


Craven Garage

Photo taken by Richard Doody in June 2019



Street View 


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 

  • November 24, 2021: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Mapped landmark
  • July 5, 2019: New photo from Richard Doody
  • July 5, 2019: Added by Richard Doody