Saving Treasured Places for
30 Years

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 and by continuing with our strong alliances, good planning and policy making, positive education and outreach, and outstanding hands-on rescue efforts, we will proactively document, protect, and promote the preservation of your treasured historic places for many years to come. 

 

MILESTONES

 

A group of planners, architects, historians, and archaeologists create an organization that will “promote and popularize preservation, to make it a matter of choice, not chance.”

MPA offers Technical Assistance program


First Annual MPA Preservation Excellence Awards

The National Trust gives MPA its highest honors for our work to save Virginia and Nevada cities

MPA releases its first Most Endangered Historic Places list

With a grant from the National Trust, Chere Jiusto becomes MPA’s first Director

Legislature allocates $20,000 for Study Commission on Historic & Cultural Properties

Efforts to develop heritage tourism trails  in Southwest MT begin

MPA expands its Most Endangered Places program and offers Industrial Architecture grants

MPA and state legislators secure $4 million in federal stimulus funds for preservation projects

Hand Raised: The Barns of Montana book is released; Touchstone Training project launches


MPA and partners launch the MT Preservation Road Show

MPA launches the RestoreMT! program and hires a full-time restoration director

MPA purchases the Broadway Apartments in Lewistown

 

 

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SAVED

 

Sweet Grass Hills, near Chester

 

Sacred Heart Convent,
  Miles City

 

Virginia & Nevada Cities
 State Veterans’ Home, 
  Columbia Falls
Tenth Street Bridge, 
      Great Falls

Story Mansion, Bozeman
Town of Ingomar
Cobblestone School,  
  Absarokee
Labor Temple & Depot,
  Red Lodge
Superior School
Crail Ranch, Big Sky
Big Timber
  Carnegie Library
Craig Bridge, Wolf Creek
Boulder Administration  
  Building, Boulder

Willow Creek Church

Stillwater County Courthouse
Libby High School
Bair Family Museum,Martinsdale
Original Mine Hoist House,
  Butte


St. Wenceslaus Church,
  Danvers

Whaley Homestead,
  Stevensville
Great Falls Portage NHL
Red Lodge Cannery
Green Meadow Ranch,
  Helena

Great Northern Depot
  Miles City
East Side School,  
  Livingston
Henneberry Homestead,
  Dillon

A.B. Cook Silos,   Broadwater CountyBig Arm School
Archie Bray Beehive Kilns,
  Helena
Placer School, Winston