Bonneville Apartments, ca. 1895-1988

The Bonneville Apartments Under Demolition, 1988


COURTESY OF JEFF SHERLOCK

Located on the northeast corner of Park and Lawrence, the Bonneville was apparently built circa 1894 as The West Hotel. The building was extensively remodeled 1907-08 in the Mission Revival Style. A third story was added at that time.

Colorful mosaic tiles decorated the floor of the small Park Ave. entryway, and several light wells brightened the building's interior. There was no elevator; a wide central stairwell served the two top floors. A flight of back stairs led down to the parking lot on the east side. Coal for the large furnace in the basement was delivered via a chute on the Lawrence St. (south) side of the building.

This memorable view was taken from the City-County (old Federal) Building by Jeff Sherlock.



Two Views of the East Side of the Building

The West Hotel, about 1895
Seen from Helena High School, Lawrence and N. Warren


COURTESY OF SEAN LOGAN

 

West Hotel for Sale



C. F. Ellis & Co. Invest in Remodeling, 1907


 


Bonneville Apartments, about 1910


THE WES AND CAROL SYNNESS COLLECTION

A third floor has been added, some windows bricked in, and decorative Mission Revival details added.