The location is the corner of Park and Oklahoma – the gas station is at 501 East Park Street.
This photo is from summer 1939, taken by Arthur Rothstein as part of the Office of War Information / Farm Security Administration series.
The building boom of 1906-1907 saw some of the grandest construction effort ever undertaken in Butte’s business district.
Among the buildings erected in that two-year period were the Metals Bank, Phoenix Block, Silver Bow Club, Leonard Hotel, Napton Apartments, the Water Company building (built initially for the Intermountain Telephone Company), the Carpenters Union Hall, the First Baptist Church, St. The county’s population – mostly within the built-up area of Butte – was nearly 57,000 in the 1910 census, a gain of more than 20% since 1900.
It’s hard to see in the image, but the site of today’s Hennessey is an almost vacant lot in the drawing.
The Centennial Hotel that stood there had burned down in 1888, and in 1891 the corner was occupied by five little shacks, each measuring about 10 feet by 20 feet.
Although the 5-story corner tower is gone, it’s my understanding that the heart of the present-day North Western Energy building there is still this original building.