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Montana Hotel, Park Street & South Main, Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, MT



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Item Title
Montana Hotel, Park Street & South Main, Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, MT

Location
Park Street & South Main, Anaconda, MT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MT-33
Building/structure dates: 1888 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1900 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1918 subsequent work
See also HABS No. MT-53-H for additional documentation.

Significance: This unique four story masonry structure was the fulfillment of a dream of a small number of Anaconda business men, among them Marcus Daly, one of the famed Copper Kings of the Montana Territory. He himself underwrote one-half of the cost of the building and its fittings. The hotel was designed by Architect W.W. Boyington of Chicago in a composite style of French Renaissance and Romanesque. It is built of local red brick with terra cotta trim and decoration. The terra cotta was shipped by train from Chicago to Anaconda. During the great political battles of the 1890's, Marcus Daly made every effort to have the capitol of Montana moved to Anaconda, but his dream was never realized. The hotel was too big for the town in which is was located, and was often empty. The building is now being renovated to much of its early granduer after suffering years of neglect. Its name has been changed from the Montana Hotel to the Marcus Daly Hotel.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Hotels
Travel


Related Names
Daly, Marcus
Boyington, W. W.
Haggin, J. B.
McDevitt, D. F.
Harbaugh, D. L.
Hoge, Mayor. William L.
Huntsman, Al, Photographer
DeHaas, John N., Historian
Silverman, Eleni, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. MAIN (EAST) ELEVATION
2. MAIN ELEVATION, DETAIL OF TURRET AND CHIMNEYS
3. MAIN ELEVATION, DETAIL OF COLUMNS AND CAPITALS
4. MAIN ELEVATION, DETAIL OF DECORATIVE RELIEF
5. NORTH ELEVATION AND WEST ELEVATION
6. PARLOR, EAST END
7. PARLOR, VIEW LOOKING WEST
8. ORIGINAL BAR
9. DOORWAY FROM THE BAR TO THE PARLOR
10. SECOND FLOOR, FRONT PARLOR, FIREPLACE
11. Photocopy of photograph (Original in collection of Anaconda Chamber of Commerce) MAIN ELEVATION
12. Photocopy of photograph (Original in collection of Anaconda Chamber of Commerce) MAIN AND NORTH ELEVATIONS


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