A joint venture of Drumlummon Institute & the Montana Preservation Alliance, with generous support from the National Park Service, Preserve America/Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Humanities Montana, and Butte-Silver Bow Local Government
Published on the occasion of the annual meeting of the Vernacular Architecture Forum in Butte, MT, June 2009
Dean, Guest Editor
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Perhaps the most scrutinized and documented of Montana cities, Butte and Anaconda possess great material and cultural incongruities that continue to intrigue and beguile: natural beauty versus industrial landscape, great wealth versus subsistence and poverty, ornate buildings designed by nationally known architects versus alley hovels, urban density versus the void of the Berkeley Pit.
special issue of Drumlummon Views seeks to shed fresh light on
the industrial and domestic landscapes that make these cities so distinctive.
The issue features essays, portfolios, and reprints that make accessible
such underutilized/ forgotten historic resources as an early 20th-century
newspaper series profiling “queer spots” in and around Butte and Anaconda
(e.g. Chinese gardens, the “Assyrian colony” on East Park, the Cree
village on the Butte Flats), historic photographs of sanitary conditions
in Butte’s working class neighborhoods, and a 1907 article on arts and
crafts homes in Butte.
The issue also includes works by visual artists, writers, and poets (Edwin Dobb, Lisa Wareham, Ron Fischer, Joeann Daley, and Dennice Scanlon) who reflect on, interpret, and document the landscapes and cultures that make these places so extraordinary.