MPA's Restore Montana! program locates and documents endangered buildings, and then stabilizes them from the roofs to the foundations. Since 2000, MPA has directed projects to stabilize and restore 20 heritage properties that were severely deteriorated. In addition, we secured funding for preservation work on another 80 historic properties through our state legislature and private foundations.
In 2014 MPA added a full-time Restoration Director to oversee this statewide, multi-year Restore Montana! program.
Since 2014 we've made great strides to rescue and restore beloved historic buildings across the state. Here’s a short list of recent projects. Follow the links to learn more.
Lost Trail Wildlife Refuge Jackson Ranch - led wood window restoration training with students and professionals from around the country.
7th Avenue Gym, Helena - feasibility study
Deer Lodge Hotel, Deer Lodge - feasibility study
Powell Barn near Cardwell - worked with Powell family and 60 volunteers to rehabilitate 100 year old barn for the next generation
Placer Schoolhouse in Broadwater County - repaired masonry, reconstructed windows with Townsend High School shop class
Landmarks in Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.