Butte Miner Building - Butte Floral Company

Unusual Moorish Revival Style

This building once housed the Butte Miner, copper king William Clark's newspaper.

The publisher of copper king W.A. Clark’s newspaper, the Butte Miner, used this space as a printing office from 1884. In 1906, Butte florist James King partly demolished the older structure and erected this unique two-story building. The year 1906 marked the beginning of a new period of growth precipitated partly by a thriving copper industry. This optimism is mirrored in the architectural exuberance seen not only in Butte’s much grander buildings of the time, but in small businesses as well. The green-glazed brick and exotic Moorish revival arched windows provide an excellent example of this building trend.


Butte Miner Building- Butte Floral Company Butte Miner Building- Butte Floral Company (PAc 91-51 B1 RollCBD03 F23). Front view of the building, facing north on West Broadway Street near the corner of West Broadway and Hamilton Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: 1985


27 West Broadway Street, Butte, Montana | Private


Montana Historical Society, “Butte Miner Building - Butte Floral Company,” Story of Butte, accessed September 30, 2023, https://storyofbutte.org/items/show/2064.