Growing up in Butte in the 1970s and 1980s, Fran Johnson's Sport Shop was always a stop you had to make before hitting the Big Hole or Jefferson Rivers for a fishing trip.  Whether you needed your license, some more hooks, flies or lines, or if you just wanted to know where the fish were biting, Fran Johnson's had you covered.

The Socialist Hall is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places described as "one of the few socialist halls remaining in the United States. Erected in 1916, when the Socialist movement was strong in the city, it was active for only a few years until socialism fell out of favor amidst persecution of socialists and labor unionists including the Anaconda Road Massacre and the lynching of Frank Little. During its brief time of service, the Industrial Workers of the World met here."

What do developers have in store for this historic building?

Coming soon, a couple of Harrison Avenue storefronts on the first floor and high-end apartments on the upper level.  According to plans, the first storefront will be 638 square feet with the second at 848 square feet and will be priced at $1550 and $2046 per month, respectively.  Upstairs, one-bedroom private luxury apartments start at $1193 while two-bedroom units start at $1550.  If you have interest, you can find more detailed information here.

Photo: Tommy O/Townsquare Media
Photo: Tommy O/Townsquare Media

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