Distinctive detailing drawn from two architectural traditions subtly illustrates the transition from the popular Victorian-era Queen Anne to the slightly later Colonial Revival style in this charming cottage built in the late 1890s. The…

In 1899, Charles W. Granke left his family in Wisconsin and set out to establish a new and better life for them elsewhere. Charles’ travels led him to Montana, where he found employment with the Anaconda Copper Mining Company and settled here in…

Hamilton experienced a flurry of activity related to the construction of the Big Ditch beginning in 1905. This heightened activity precipitated a building boom that extended to 1915, and residential neighborhoods began to assume their own identities,…

The end of the nineteenth century brought a shift in architectural trends from the highly decorative Queen Anne style to the simpler, more symmetrical forms of Colonial Revival. This gradual transition often imposed a blending of the old and the new…

The Hamilton Hikers’ Club built this lodge in 1935-36 as a destination and meeting place for their newly formed hiking, skiing, and camping group. Named after one of the highest peaks in the Bitterroot Range, El Capitan Lodge sits on Bitterroot…