The One Small Town In Montana With More Historic Buildings Than Any Other
It is hard to choose a favorite
historic small town in Montana. But, if you’re interested in visiting a charming town that is bursting at the seams with historic buildings and houses, you have to visit Havre. This old railroad town is nicknamed the crown jewel of the Hi-Line, Montana’s northernmost railway. And once you wander around Havre’s Residential Historic District, you’ll see why.
Havre is located in Hill County, approximately 35 minutes south of the Canadian border. Incorporated in 1893, many of the town's historic buildings still exist today and are worth a visit.
Along 3rd Street, you will find many of Havre's most historically prominent buildings. Pictured above is the Post Office (1933), and below is the Havre Masonic Temple (1915), which at five stories tall was Havre's largest building at the time.
One block south, on 4th Street, you will find the stunning Hill County Courthouse (1915). This is one of the best examples of Beaux Arts-style architecture in Havre.
The Carnegie Library (1914) on 4th Avenue was one of seventeen Montana cities receiving grant funds from the Carnegie Foundation for building a public library. Kalispell architect Marion Riffo designed this beautiful Classical Revival building.
Along with commercial buildings, Havre has many historic residential homes. The Havre Residential Historic District covers approximately 36 blocks of beautiful and historic homes built in a variety of architectural styles.
The home seen here is one of Havre's oldest homes and belonged to Havre pioneer Daniel H. Boone. It is estimated to have been built in 1903, but possibly as early as 1892.
Do you want to visit this historic town in Montana? There is so much to see here. It is absolutely worth a visit!
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