Helena, Montana: Boy and the Boot

First appeared in Helena in 1890, escaped destruction in a 1935 earthquake, has been displayed in a bank lobby since 1965. Treasured and preserved, as are all Boy with the Leaking Boot statues across the U.S.

US Bank

Address:
302 N. Last Chance Gulch St., Helena, MT
Directions:
South side of downtown. Inside the US Bank building on the northwest corner of W. 6th Ave. and N. Last Chance Gulch St.
Hours:
M-F 9-4 (Call to verify)
Phone:
406-447-5215
Admission:
Free
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Boy with the Boot.

Boy with the Leaking Boot

Here is yet another statue of the Boy and His Leaking Boot. This particular sculpture first appeared in 1890 at the Broadwater Hotel in a fountain at the entrance to the Natatorium and was a fixture there until 1935 when a series of earthquakes severely damaged Helena and destroyed the once exotic resort.

Today, the Boy can be seen inside the U.S. Bank building on Last Chance Gulch, along with a fine painting showing the Broadwater Hotel and natatorium. Unfortunately, the fountain is no longer working. The bank personnel are most accommodating and even allow photographs of the Boy.

[Phil Pasquini, 08/01/2010]

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In the region:
The Big Stack, Anaconda, MT - 53 mi.

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