Month: June 2009

Blue Range

This is the Blue Range on Mercury Street. It used to be a brothel, and currently houses Blue Range Engineering. On the ground level the doors alternate with windows. A window to check out the girls, a door to use the “services.” The brothels aren’t the most attractive history about Butte, but they are a …

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Archive Windows

My friend Justina and I decided to go for walk. We walked to the new construction at the Butte Silver Bow County Archives, but the best photograph was of the windows of the old section. My friend Justina immediately said…”Do you want me to climb into one of the windows?” She has no fear and …

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Myra Building Detail

The Myra Building, aka Tony’s Tin Shop, has intricate detail along the top of the building. The first floor was built in 1915 by Antone Canonica, and the second floor was finished in 1920. He named the building after his wife. The second floor was a “furnished room” which was probably used for prostitution.