Helena, MT Photos

The town of Helene, Montana arose around Last Chance Gulch where some discouraged miners decided to give their prospecting one last chance & struck it rich in 1864. The main street of town is arrayed along what was once the actual gulch. Much of the downtown district is on the National Register.

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Reeder's Alley , a series of brick & stone buildings built for miners by brick mason Louis Reeder. Helena, MT.Sign of Reeder's Alley rehabilitated from small apartments & bunkhouses for single males to the small shopping arcade of today. Helena, MT.Territorial style buildings of Reeder's Alley. Helena, MT.Stone House at Reeder's Alley contained four small shotgun-style apartments. Helena, MT.
Reeder's Alley (1875-84), a series of brick & stone buildings built for miners by brick mason Louis Reeder. Helena, MT.Sign of Reeder's Alley rehabilitated from small apartments & bunkhouses for single males to the small shopping arcade of today. Helena, MT.Territorial style buildings of Reeder's Alley. Helena, MT.Stone House at Reeder's Alley (1880s) contained four small shotgun-style apartments. Helena, MT.
Territorial style buildings of Reeder's Alley in brick gave some protection against fires. Helena, MT.Morelli Bridge [aka Howie St. Bridge] at Reeder's Alley on stone piers with timber deck. Helena, MT.Pioneer Log Cabin built by Wilson Butts at Reeder's Alley, still as it was during the gold rush. Helena, MT.Front room of Pioneer Cabin at Reeder's Alley. Helena, MT.
Territorial style buildings of Reeder's Alley in brick gave some protection against fires. Helena, MT.Morelli Bridge [aka Howie St. Bridge] at Reeder's Alley (1893) on stone piers with timber deck. Helena, MT.Pioneer Log Cabin (1864) built by Wilson Butts at Reeder's Alley, still as it was during the gold rush. Helena, MT.Front room of Pioneer Cabin at Reeder's Alley. Helena, MT.
Rocking chairs & stove of Pioneer Cabin at Reeder's Alley. Helena, MT.Dining table of Pioneer Cabin at Reeder's Alley. Helena, MT.Wood stove of Pioneer Cabin at Reeder's Alley. Helena, MT.Oil lamp of Pioneer Cabin at Reeder's Alley. Helena, MT.
Rocking chairs & stove of Pioneer Cabin at Reeder's Alley. Helena, MT.Dining table of Pioneer Cabin at Reeder's Alley. Helena, MT.Wood stove of Pioneer Cabin at Reeder's Alley. Helena, MT.Oil lamp of Pioneer Cabin at Reeder's Alley. Helena, MT.
Bakery, cafe & grill of arcade near Reeder's Alley. Helena, MT.Dunphy Block plus an original Helena Streetcar. Helena, MT.Raleigh & Clarke Drygoods block with cast iron front. Helena, MT.Sands Brothers Dry Goods block in granite. Helena, MT.
Bakery, cafe & grill of arcade near Reeder's Alley. Helena, MT.Dunphy Block (1860s remodeled 1890s) (38 S. Last Chance Gulch) plus an original Helena Streetcar. Helena, MT.Raleigh & Clarke Drygoods block (1865, remodeled 1888) (36 Main St.) with cast iron front. Helena, MT.Sands Brothers Dry Goods block (1874, remodeled 1889) (Main St.) in granite. Helena, MT. Style: Victorian Romanesque.
Boston block. Helena, MT.Upper story details of Boston block. Helena, MT.St. Louis block has history as store, vaudeville house, saloon, brothel. Helena, MT.Upper story details of St. Louis block. Helena, MT.
Boston block (23 S. Last Chance Gulch). Helena, MT.Upper story details of Boston block (Main St.). Helena, MT.St. Louis block (1882) (Main St.) has history as store, vaudeville house, saloon, brothel. Helena, MT. Style: Italianate.Upper story details of St. Louis block. Helena, MT.
Masonic Temple & 106 Broadway. Helena, MT.Upper story details of Helena Masonic Temple. Helena, MT.Brickwork details of Helena Masonic Temple. Helena, MT.Horseshoe window & sunburst details of 106 Broadway. Helena, MT.
Masonic Temple (1885) (104 Broadway) & 106 Broadway. Helena, MT.Upper story details of Helena Masonic Temple. Helena, MT.Brickwork details of Helena Masonic Temple. Helena, MT.Horseshoe window & sunburst details of 106 Broadway. Helena, MT.
The Prospectors sculpture of gold miners sluicing ore by Lyndon Pomeroy on Last Chance Gulch Mall at Broadway. Helena, MT.Prospectors sculpture of gold miners panning gold on Last Chance Gulch Mall. Helena, MT.Painted mural at Last Chance Gulch Mall & Broadway. Helena, MT.Atlas Block. Helena, MT.
The Prospectors sculpture (1974) of gold miners sluicing ore by Lyndon Pomeroy on Last Chance Gulch Mall at Broadway. Helena, MT.Prospectors sculpture of gold miners panning gold on Last Chance Gulch Mall. Helena, MT.Painted mural at Last Chance Gulch Mall & Broadway. Helena, MT.Atlas Block (1889). Helena, MT. Style: Richardsonian Romanesque. Architect: Shaffer & Stranahan.
Atlas Block details of insurance building shows fire survival such as salamanders reputed to survive flames. Helena, MT.Carving of Greek god Atlas on front of Atlas Block. Helena, MT.Painted Bear About Town sidewalk art by Dennis McCahon on Last Chance Gulch Mall. Helena, MT.Placer Center building. Helena, MT.
Atlas Block details of insurance building shows fire survival such as salamanders reputed to survive flames. Helena, MT.Carving of Greek god Atlas on front of Atlas Block. Helena, MT.Painted Bear About Town sidewalk art by Dennis McCahon on Last Chance Gulch Mall. Helena, MT.Placer Center building (21 N. Last Chance Gulch). Helena, MT.
First National Bank Securities Building. Helena, MT.Stonework detail of First National Bank Securities Building. Helena, MT.Multicolored carved Romanesque arches of First National Bank Securities Building. Helena, MT.Bullwhacker statue on Last Chance Gulch Mall. Helena, MT.
First National Bank Securities Building (1886). Helena, MT. Style: Victorian Romanesque. Architect: Hodgson, Wallingford & Stem.Stonework detail of First National Bank Securities Building. Helena, MT.Multicolored carved Romanesque arches of First National Bank Securities Building. Helena, MT.Bullwhacker statue on Last Chance Gulch Mall. Helena, MT.
Granite Building. Helena, MT.Terra Cotta details of Granite Building. Helena, MT.Terra Cotta details of Granite Building. Helena, MT.Lalonde Building. Helena, MT.
Granite Building (1920s) (30-36 N. Last Chance Gulch Mall). Helena, MT. Style: Moderne.Terra Cotta details of Granite Building. Helena, MT.Terra Cotta details of Granite Building. Helena, MT.Lalonde Building (1920s) (38-42 N. Last Chance Gulch Mall). Helena, MT.
Terra Cotta details of Lalonde Building. Helena, MT.New York Block. Helena, MT.Detail of windows of New York Block. Helena, MT.Sculpted woman with purse & square glasses on New York Block. Helena, MT.
Terra Cotta details of Lalonde Building. Helena, MT.New York Block (1928) (Fligelman's Department Store) (46 N. Last Chance Gulch Mall). Helena, MT. Architect: George Carsley.Detail of windows of New York Block. Helena, MT.Sculpted woman with purse & square glasses on New York Block. Helena, MT.
Terra Cotta shield on New York Block [aka Fligelman's Department Store]. Helena, MT.Terra Cotta eagle on New York Block. Helena, MT.Terra Cotta plant design on New York Block. Helena, MT.Extra, Extra Read All About It statue by Becky Eiker on Last Chance Gulch Mall. Helena, MT.
Terra Cotta shield on New York Block [aka Fligelman's Department Store]. Helena, MT.Terra Cotta eagle on New York Block. Helena, MT.Terra Cotta plant design on New York Block. Helena, MT.Extra, Extra Read All About It statue (1999) by Becky Eiker on Last Chance Gulch Mall. Helena, MT.
T.C. Power Block. Helena, MT.Granite stonework details of T.C. Power Block. Helena, MT.Goodkind Block. Helena, MT.First National Bank & Trust Company. Helena, MT.
T.C. Power Block (1889-92) (58 N. Last Chance Gulch). Helena, MT. Style: Romanesque Revival. Architect: Willetts & Ashley.Granite stonework details of T.C. Power Block. Helena, MT.Goodkind Block (1884 remodeled 1920s) (139 N. Last Chance Gulch). Helena, MT. Architect: F.D. Lee.First National Bank & Trust Company (302 N. Last Chance Gulch). Helena, MT.
Terra Cotta panels of First National Bank & Trust Company. Helena, MT.Terra Cotta panel of First National Bank & Trust Company. Helena, MT.Stylized eagle on First National Bank & Trust Company. Helena, MT.Streetscape along West Sixth Ave. Helena, MT.
Terra Cotta panels of First National Bank & Trust Company. Helena, MT.Terra Cotta panel of First National Bank & Trust Company. Helena, MT.Stylized eagle on First National Bank & Trust Company. Helena, MT.Streetscape along West Sixth Ave. Helena, MT.
Montana Club building at West Sixth & Fuller Ave. Helena, MT.Former building of Montana Club. Helena, MT.Plaque to discovery of gold in Last Chance Gulch. Helena, MT.Iron Front Hotel 1888. Helena, MT.
Montana Club building at West Sixth & Fuller Ave. Helena, MT.Former building of Montana Club (1905). Helena, MT. Style: Victorian Romanesque. Architect: Cass Gilbert.Plaque to discovery of gold in Last Chance Gulch. Helena, MT.Iron Front Hotel (former Windsor House) 1888. Helena, MT. Architect: Heinlein & Matthias.
Details of cast iron arches of Iron Front Hotel. Helena, MT.Makers plaque of JNO. Stedman, Helena, M.T. on Iron Front Hotel. Helena, MT.Helena streetscape looking to Montana Life Insurance Company. Helena, MT.Montana Life Insurance Company building. Helena, MT.
Details of cast iron arches of Iron Front Hotel. Helena, MT.Makers plaque of JNO. Stedman, Helena, M.T. on Iron Front Hotel. Helena, MT.Helena streetscape looking to Montana Life Insurance Company. Helena, MT.Montana Life Insurance Company building (now Blue Cross) (1923) (404 Fuller Ave.). Helena, MT. Style: Greek Revival.
Terra Cotta of Montana Life Insurance Company building. Helena, MT.Helena City County Building. Helena, MT.Arch details of Helena City County Building. Helena, MT.Grandstreet Theater. Helena, MT.
Terra Cotta of Montana Life Insurance Company building. Helena, MT.Helena City County (former Federal) Building (1904) (316 N. Park Ave.). Helena, MT.Arch details of Helena City County Building. Helena, MT.Grandstreet Theater (former First Unitarian Church of Helena) (1901). Helena, MT. Style: Richardsonian Romanesque. Architect: C.S. Haire.
Original Governor's Mansion. Helena, MT.Queen Anne details of Original Governor's Mansion. Helena, MT.C.B. Power Residence. Helena, MT.Porter Flats Apartments , an early stylish apartment building. Helena, MT.
Original Governor's Mansion (1888) (originally William Chessman house) (304 N. Ewing St.). Helena, MT. Style: Queen Anne. Architect: Hodgson, Stem & Welter.Queen Anne details of Original Governor's Mansion. Helena, MT.C.B. Power Residence (c1907) (309 N. Ewing St.). Helena, MT. Style: Prairie & Tudor.Porter Flats Apartments (1884) (335 N. Ewing St.), an early stylish apartment building. Helena, MT. Style: Italianate. On National Register.
Thomas C. Power House in West Side neighborhood. Helena, MT.House in West Side neighborhood at Gilbert & Dearborn Streets. Helena, MT.Red Shift Rocker sculpture by Richard Swanson at Holter Museum of Art. Helena, MT.St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Helena, MT.
Thomas C. Power House (1891) (600 Harrison Ave.) in West Side neighborhood. Helena, MT. Style: Richardsonian Romanesque.House in West Side neighborhood at Gilbert & Dearborn Streets. Helena, MT.Red Shift Rocker sculpture (2005) by Richard Swanson at Holter Museum of Art. Helena, MT.St. Paul's United Methodist Church (505 Logan St.). Helena, MT.
Holter Museum of Art & St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Helena, MT.Modern structure of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Helena, MT.

Holter Museum of Art & St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Helena, MT.Modern structure of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Helena, MT.


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