Hirbour Tower

Butte National Historic Landmark District

Occupying a place of prominence in the business district, this eight-story Main Street landmark of steel and brick was one of Butte’s first skyscrapers. Owner S. Emanuel Hirbour constructed this showcase of architectural detailing in 1901 to house a first-floor shop with rooms to let above. “H” medallions at the corners between the first two floors, egg-and-dart moldings with dentilation between the lower three floors, and display windows set in fancy metal frames characterize this fine, well-preserved example of Butte’s elaborate, commercial architecture during the city’s prosperous boom years.


Hirbour Tower, Butte, MT
Hirbour Tower, Butte, MT View of facade Source: iPhone 8 image capture, jpeg format Creator: Martha Kohl, photographer Date: May 28, 2021
Hirbour Tower, Butte, MT
Hirbour Tower, Butte, MT View of the Hirbour Tower, at left, during an Elks Convention parade. Source: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, PH016.05.13
Hirbour Block
Hirbour Block Hirbour Block (PAc 91-51 B1 RollCBD12 F28). Front to side view of the building, facing north to northeast on the corner of East Broadway Street and North Main Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: 1985


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Montana Historical Society, “Hirbour Tower,” Story of Butte, accessed April 14, 2024, https://storyofbutte.org/items/show/2074.