Executive Director Speaks in Montana
Mary Anthony, executive director of The 1772 Foundation, was a special guest at the Museums Association of Montana Annual Conference in Great Falls on Thursday, March 10. With Lesley Gilmore, historic architect at CTA Architects Engineers, Melissa Jest, manager of the historic properties redevelopment program at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Chere Jiusto, executive director of the Montana Preservation Alliance (MPA), Mary participated in the workshop, Preservation Revolution: Revolving Funds & Other Tools for Saving Historic Buildings. The workshop was followed by a tour of Hotel Arvon, a former livery stable, which is the oldest building in Great Falls and now its newest hotel.
Later in the evening in Lewistown, a public meeting was held to discuss the future of the Broadway Apartments building. This 1913 building, with a beautiful masonry façade, originally had 22 apartments. It is an anchor building in the town’s commercial district, but has been vacant for 25 years and is in serious disrepair. MPA purchased the property in October and recently was awarded a $50,000 grant from the 1772 Foundation to begin its rehabilitation.
Broadway Apartments in Lewistown, MT