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Engineering Hall

Building was Originally a Gymnasium

The north half of this building was constructed in 1910 as a gymnasium and auditorium, designed by noted Montana architect C.S. Haire. It was the third campus building. As Montana Tech grew during the next decade, expansion became crucial. Engineering students in particular required spacious classrooms for drafting tables.

In 1923, the south wall of the gymnasium was removed and a second building constructed following Haire’s design but doubling the original size. The remodeled first floor included a large drawing room with space for sixty tables, a small auditorium, and a suite of offices. The second floor consisted of more offices, a file room, a blue-print room, and two drafting rooms.


Engineering Hall
Engineering Hall View of Engineering Hall with a car parked out front. Source: Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives Creator: C. Owen Smithers Date: 1920s or 1930s
Engineering Hall
Engineering Hall Montana Tech Campus Engineering Building. Front to side view of the building, facing southwest. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office Creator: John Westenberg Date: March, 1980


1300 West Park, Montana Tech Campus | Public


Story of Butte
Contributors: Lindsay Mulcahy, Montana Historical Society, “Engineering Hall,” Story of Butte, accessed June 22, 2024,