BUTTE, MT - When it comes to Butte's iconic locations, which one takes the cake for "most iconic?"

92.5 KAAR Country logo
Get our free mobile app

For many, the Metals building in Uptown Butte is iconic in many ways, and stands as a proud testament to the not-so-distant past. Plus, it got turned into an awesome sports bar where you can dine inside of an old bank vault. What's not to love about that. Others may point out the First National Bank building, the building being erected in 1909 and marking the long peak of a historic era—though its distinctive awnings are no longer there.

For me, however, I think a great contender would be the massive and gorgeous site of the Old St. James Hospital, still standing in good shape off of S Idaho St. Though I'm lucky enough to see it from my bedroom window, I think anyone who lays their eyes upon the striking edifice—whether they know its history or not—are taken aback by its unique facade, its condition (better than it looks), and its spooky vibe.

That spooky vibe was exactly what I wanted to capture when I was offered to come down to the building with owner Cameron and project leader Pablo. However, I found out pretty quickly that the Old St. James Hospital isn't so spooky after all. It's a rustic piece of pre-modern engineering, a testament to the skill and care our architectural ancestors possessed when erecting these now-historic buildings.

Take a look at the exclusive tour of the Old St. James Hospital in Butte, MT below:

Exclusive Photo Tour of Butte's Spooky Old Hospital

The Old St. James Hospital is iconic in many ways, but it's claimed to be very haunted as well. Turns out, it just needs a little love. Here's an exclusive tour of the famous "abandoned" building in Butte, MT.

Gallery Credit: Devon Brosnan

That was quite a tour, and although it may not look like it, the building is in remarkable shape. It's been around for over 100 years, and I think with Cameron's guidance, it'll last another 100.

Stay tuned for a deep dive into the current project to take it from abandoned to affordable housing.

Top 5 Butte Favorites Real Butte Rats Will Remember

Though I know it still hurts and we miss them all, let's take a trip down memory lane and remember these five Butte classics.

Gallery Credit: Devon Brosnan

The Top 7 Solar Eclipse Controversies

The solar eclipse has been seen by few, shrouded in mystery by many, and its legendary status has come with quite a few controversies. Will it cause earthquakes? Can it shut down our electric systems? Will it end the world?

Gallery Credit: Devon Brosnan

Take a Look Inside this Riverside Montana Dream Home

Montana has a million things to offer, with the mountains, rivers, and all around natural beauty taking precedence. Now, get all those things and more wrapped up into one incredible property. Take a look:

Gallery Credit: Devon Brosnan

More From 92.5 KAAR Country