Club Moderne – Anaconda, Montana

The Club Moderne was designed in 1937 by architect Fred F. Willson, noted architect from here in Bozeman.

Here’s a painting of the Moderne I did last October.
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Separate entrances for the Bar and Lounge on the side, in addition to the corner entrance.  photo IMG_0428.jpg

The Moderne is located at 801 E Park Ave, Anaconda, MT 59711

The JFK Bar – Anaconda, MT

The JFK is a ’60s corner bar located at 823 E Park Ave, Anaconda, MT 59711

Great patriotic red white and blue neon. A lot of complexity to the sign’s shape.
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Glass brick, cinderblock and stone veneer. I love the slant windowed door, typical of so many suburban houses of that era, reinforced with metal on the outside. photo IMG_0430.jpg

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The Sladich Bar, Anaconda, Montana

The Sladich Bar opened in 1896 and closed in the early 2000s.
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Wide factory windows for the apartment up top give the building some ’30s modernist flair, along with the glass brick, porthole windows and tile facade. The left side door skews the ground floor facade off to the right, giving the whole package a slightly unbalanced look. Awning frames are still in place, but the awnings are long gone.
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From the side it becomes apparent that this is an older building with later updates. Note the brick infill of the tall, skinny original windows on the second floor.
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An incredibly well preserved and original hand painted sign on the side of the Sladich Bar for Rocky Mountain Beer, brewed by the Anaconda Brewing Company. Remember – you work better refreshed!
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The Anaconda Brewing Company operated from 1898 to 1958, with time off for Prohibition. Their soft drink division became the Sugrue Bottling Company.
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