Uptown Architecture one of many things that sets Butte apart.
We're probably not going to get a lot of arguments when we say that Butte is different from other Montana cities. With the mining landscape that dominates the northern view and the gallows frames that dot the area, Butte certainly looks different from other Montana towns.
But aside from the nods to Butte's mining history, what really sets Butte apart are some of the beautiful buildings that you will find Uptown. Butte has one of the largest Historic Landmark districts in the nation and many of these buildings reflect the unique architecture of the time.
The Copper King Mansion, although not representative of the average lifestyle, is very representative of the creativity and elegance that money can buy, even back when Butte was just a baby. Once the home of Copper King William A. Clark, the building is impressive. From its wooden accents and copper trim to its sheer size, the Copper King Mansion is uniquely Butte.
Butte's Uptown seems almost trapped in time. With the exception of a few new buildings and modernized facades, the area remains relatively true to its origin. So true, in fact, that most of Broadway Street a few seasons back was used as the working set for the hit drama "1923". Even though it was dressed as Bozeman, it was Butte through and through.
Some of Uptown Butte's places of worship are as unique as their delegations, as well.
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