513 North Main
Began as the Belvidere Hotel about 1890 ~ Burned 1983

Photos and Newspaper Articles Courtesy of Calvin Schneckloth, Unless Otherwise Noted

Built about 1890 as the Belvidere House (also recorded as the Belvidere Hotel), the building at 513 North Main St. saw several owners and numerous tenants over the decades. Street-level shops catered mostly to automobile service.

The building was purchased by Albin D. Mitchell (1845-1938), and became known as the Mitchell Apartments or Mitchell Block. In it's final years, it was the Dawn Hotel.


513 North Main, circa 1911


COLLLECTION OF KENNON BAIRD

 

On the Map: Footprint of the Belvidere/Mitchell/Dawn Hotel

 


Top Floor Seen from Fuller Avenue, 1930s


COURTESY OF GREG PAINTER



Two 1960s Views



 

Destroyed by Fire, 1983


COURTESY OF CAPT. SEAN LOGAN, HELENA FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

 






Many thanks to Calvin Schneckloth for sharing his photos and clippings.