Opened on New Years Day in 1924, the grand new Finlen Hotel was inspired by the Astor Hotel in New York City. Hard times with falling copper prices caused the second tower never to be completed, but the Finlen was still considered one of the most elegant hotels between Minneapolis and Seattle.
The Finlen had such dignitaries as John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, and Charles Lindberg grace its wonderfully preserved rooms. During union riots of the early 1920s, Butte was declared under marshal law and a large contingent of US Army troops were stationed here to keep the peace. Today you can see and stay in the splendor of times gone by. Finlen Hotel web site
Visit the Finlen as part of our East Walking Tour.
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