An Anaconda Monument
The Daly Bank building in Anaconda, Montana, was acquired in 2002 by First Montana Bank. Constructed in 1895 as the primary banking institution in Anaconda by one of the ‘Copper Kings’, Marcus Daly, the building has had many uses throughout the last century but had fallen into significant disrepair.
Committed to renovating the structure and restoring the bank lobby to its original splendor, the owner retained SMA to work closely with the State Historic Preservation Office to develop the design and direction of the project.
1895 Banking in a Modern World
The project involved complete window replacement, a new roof, renovation of both floors, restoration and repair of the exterior and original bank lobby space, and installation of a new elevator.
The project follows the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Historic Preservation.
A Community Hub
With a vibrant commons and cafeteria adjoining the main entry, the school feels welcoming to students and the community, while a gym and stage holds other community events and performances. The school's entries are designed to activate the surrounding downtown and neighborhood areas.