The Historic Sears Building is a five story unreinforced masonry building located in Uptown Butte, Montana. It was built during the heyday of Butte mining activity in the early 1900s and housed a market on the first floor and SRO apartments for miners on the upper floors. When the mines shut down in the late 1970s, however, the Historic Sears Building was abandoned.
The redevelopment of the Historic Sears Building consists of the conversion of the existing vacant five-story building into a mixed-use building containing retail on the ground level, a non-profit science museum, "The Science Mine", on the basement level and thirty-four loft apartments on the second through fifth levels.
Status: Completed 2010
Photo Credit: Kujawa Architecture
Project Team: Casimir Kujawa, Patrick Johnson, Mason Pritchett
Developer: Kujawa Development
Consultants: Beaudette Consulting Engineers (Structural), Aaron Wosek (MEP)
Contractor: Markovich Construction
Scale: 80000 SQ FT
Location: Butte, MT
Type: Mixed Use