St. John's Episcopal Church

Butte National Historic Landmark District

A small stone building erected on this site in 1881 was one of Butte’s first churches. After 1900, the church was remodeled several times, incorporating the original building into a much larger structure. When fire swept through the chancel in 1919, one of Butte’s first preservation projects followed. Though not identical to the original, the restoration completed in 1921 is sympathetic to the original design. Today the crenelated towers and magnificent stained-glass window of St. John’s provide an excellent example of the Norman style as adapted to the Episcopal church in the United States.


St. John's Episcopal Church St. John's Episcopal Church (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll25 F14). Front to side view of the church building, facing southwest on the corner of North Idaho Street and West Broadway Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Sept. 1981
St. John's Episcopal Church St. John's Episcopal Church, facing southwest, side/front view. Source: Creator: Date: June 2008


15 North Idaho Street, Butte, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “St. John's Episcopal Church,” Story of Butte, accessed March 31, 2023,