Historic Map - Helena, MT - 1883

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Bird's eye view of Helena, Montana. The capitol of Montana and county seat of Lewis and Clarke Co. Beck & Pauli, lithographers.

The city of Helena was founded in July of 1874, when gold was discovered near the Prickly Pear Valley. In 1875, it became the capital of Montana Territory, and retained the status when Montana became a state in 1889. This beautiful map provides a look at the beginnings of the city. Complete reference list below.

Features numbered & lettered references to the following locations:

  1. Graded High School.
  2. Ward School.
  3. St. Vincent's Academy.
  4. St. Aloysius' Day School for Boys.
  5. Catholic Church.
  1. U.S. Assay Office.
  2. Capitol Building.
  3. Court House.
  4. Ming's Opera House.
  5. Planing Mill, Sash, Door and Blind Manufactory,
  6. Helena Steam Laundry, Fricks & Bellis.
  7. Foundry and Machine Shop, Tatem, Weisenhorn, & Ellis.
  8. Foundry and Machine Shop.
  9. Breweries.
  10. First National Bank.
  11. Montana National Bank.
  12. Second National Bank.
  13. Merchant's National Bank.
  14. Cosmopolitan Hotel, John Ming, Propr., Robert Chew
  15. Inter-National Hotel.
  16. Merchant's Hotel.
  17. St. Louis Hotel.
  18. Helena Business College and Training School, H.T. Engelhorn and E.O. Railsback, Principals.
  19. Mount Helena. Helena Hot Springs, 4 Miles West, Henry J. Haupt, Propr. Warm Springs Hotel and Baths, 4 Miles West, F.J. Wasweiler Propr.

F. Methodist Episcopal Church.
G. Presbyterian Church.
H. Episcopal Church.
I. South Methodist Church.
J. Baptist Church.