Friday, July 9, 2010


IMG_6157Reeder’s Alley is the oldest intact piece of early Helena. It was built in the 1870’s by a Pennsylvania brick and stone mason named Louis Reeder. He made his money, not by mining for gold, but by building and investing in land. He built small tenements and bunk houses that catered to single miners.

Today Reeder’s Alley is full of small shops and a couple of restaurants.


The Pioneer Cabin was built in 1864 and had the first glass windows in Helena. It sits as the gateway to Reeder’s Alley.

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