The passion to preserve historic buildings and places has been around in Montana a lot longer than 30 years, but throughout 2017, MPA will celebrate our three decades of work to keep heritage buildings and cultural landscapes a strong and tangible part of our everyday lives. We’ve come a long way since 1987. Read more . . .
7 Ways To Help MPA
You CAN give cash, but there are lots of other ways to help out! Read more . . .
Decision Pending on Mercantile!
In September, Preserve Historic Missoula filed an appeal of the Missoula City Council’s decision to overturn the decision of their Historic Preservation Commission to deny a demolition permit for the Missoula Mercantile. Missoula’s historic property demolition ordinance encourages compromise when iconic buildings like the Merc are threatened. Its clear there are concepts that would integrate a hotel with a preserved Mercantile.
When MPA heard news that the new owner of the Frank Lloyd Wright building in Whitefish submitted a request to demolish Montana’s only commercial building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, we switched into high gear to get to the bottom of the situation. Read more . . .
Teslow Elevator on the Mend!
The Teslow Preservation Group (TPG) is thrilled to announce that construction will soon commence on the roof and high house portion of the Teslow grain elevator in Livingston. Read more . . .
Broadway Building Sees Progress
MPA is ecstatic to report that 2016 saw major progress on the Broadway Building in Lewistown. Significant steps were taken to make the site safer and a better neighbor -- and most importantly -- the collapsed rear wall area was infilled and the building was weatherproofed. Read more . . .
New MPA Endowment Fund
We are proud to announce that MPA has started an endowment fund through the Montana Community Foundation. This new fund, once accumulated, will provide a stable foundation to sustain our good work for generations to come. Read more . . .