Photo, Print, Drawing HABS MONT,12-ANAC,1-U-; (sheet 1 of 2) - Anaconda Historic District, Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall, 321-323 East Commercial Street, Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, MT Drawings from Survey HABS MT-53-U

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About this Item

Title
Anaconda Historic District, Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall, 321-323 East Commercial Street, Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, MT
Contributor Names
Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Community Development Agency
Hennessy, D J
Daly, Marcus
Brophy, P J
Hawley, Monica E, transmitter
GCM Services, Incorporated, contractor
Quivik, Fred, field team
Hawley, Monica E, historian
Lowe, Jet, photographer
Anderson, Paul, photographer
Shovers, Brian, historian
von Alten, Bruce, delineator
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1933
Subject Headings
-  fraternal lodges
-  brick buildings
-  fraternal organizations
-  building deterioration
-  Montana -- Deer Lodge County -- Anaconda
Notes
-  Significance: This building was the headquarters for the local chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, an Irish fraternal organization first established in Anaconda in 1885. The A.O.H. auxiliary was officially organized on May 17, 1896 with 45 charter members. Today the Anaconda A.O.H. is one of the two existing chapters west of the Mississippi. The other is in San Francisco. D.J. Hennessy, founder of Hennessy Department Store, Butte, loaned the Anaconda A.O.H. division the money to build the Hibernian Block. The building was erected in two stages and cost a total of $30,000 to construct. In 1896, a one-story brick structure, measuring 50' x 80' was completed at the S.W. corner of East Commercial Avenue and Cedar Street. The building included two storefronts at the East Commercial Avenue facade, with three additional storefronts to the rear on Cedar Street. The second building, expanding the overall structural dimension to 50' x 140', was begun in the Spring of 1898 and completed in early January, 1899. Pressed brick with trimmings of sandstone, granite, and terra cotta were used in both portions of this structure. When completed, the A.O.H. Hall was equipped with electric lighting, steam heating, and other "modern" conveniences. This hall was the center of all A.O.H. activities until January 1977 when it was purchased by the Urban Renewal Department of the city of Anaconda for $50,000. It is now under the ownership and supervision of the Community Development Agency. The building is threatened by demolition for the purposes of mall development.
-  Survey number: HABS MT-53-U
-  Building/structure dates: 1896 Initial Construction
-  Building/structure dates: 1898-1899 Subsequent Work
-  National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 98000155
Medium
Photo(s): 14
Measured Drawing(s): 2
Data Page(s): 11
Photo Caption Page(s): 2
Call Number/Physical Location
HABS MONT,12-ANAC,1-U-;
Source Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
mt0124
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
pdf
Description
Photo(s): 14 | Measured Drawing(s): 2 | Data Page(s): 11 | Photo Caption Page(s): 2

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Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Community Development Agency, D J Hennessy, Marcus Daly, P J Brophy, Incorporated Gcm Services, Fred Quivik, Monica E Hawley, Brian Shovers, and Bruce Von Alten, Lowe, Jet, and Paul Anderson, photographer. Anaconda Historic District, Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall, 321-323 East Commercial Street, Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, MT. Anaconda Deer Lodge County Montana, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/mt0124/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Community Development Agency, Hennessy, D. J., Daly, M., Brophy, P. J., Gcm Services, I. [...] Von Alten, B., Lowe, J. & Anderson, P., photographer. (1933) Anaconda Historic District, Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall, 321-323 East Commercial Street, Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, MT. Anaconda Deer Lodge County Montana, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mt0124/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al., photographers by Lowe, Jet, and Paul Anderson. Anaconda Historic District, Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall, 321-323 East Commercial Street, Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, MT. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mt0124/>.