Helena, the capitol city of Montana, has a population of approximately 30,000. One of the first things we noticed was how clean the city is. The main street is Last Chance Gulch, named after the gulch where gold was discovered in 1864.
One of the most beautiful buildings we saw was the Cathedral of St Helena. It is Gothic style and opened in 1914. Unfortunately, it was closed when we were there, so our only pictures are from the outside.
The next most significant building we saw was the state capitol. Again, it was Sunday, so we were not allowed inside.
We also visited the West Residential section, known as the Mansion District. There are many tree lined streets with stone walls. Most houses in this area were built in the last quarter of the 1800’s. As you can see from the pictures, the architecture is varied.
Check the architecture of the Original Governor’s Mansion.