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Reeder's Alley, Helena

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Nestled in the shadow of Mount Helena in Downtown Helena you will find Reeder's Alley. Built in the 1870's by Pennsylvania brick mason, Louis Reeder, Reeder's Alley stands today as a representation of Helena's rich history and gold rush legacy. Located at the east entrance of the Alley, visitors will find the Caretaker's, Pioneer, and Yee Wau Cabins. The property is managed by the Montana Heritage Commission. Guided tours of the Pioneer Cabin are offered June - August.
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  • The first miners arrived in Last Chance Gulch in 1864; and a few years later, a brick layer named Louis Reeder arrived from Pittsburgh. He quickly recognized the need for low cost housing for the...  more »
  • This is a beautiful neighborhood. It started with four hungry miners. They decided to take a "Last Chance." They went to find gold. That was their last chance. They became rich: 19 million dollars...  more »
  • Wow, this was a wonderful little sight seeing walk. It was labour day and nothing was open, unfortunately, but it is beautiful and fascinating to see the architecture from so long ago. I took lots of photos!
  • Really cool historical area. Reeder's Alley is situated in the southwest corner of downtown Helena, the capitol of Montana. It is the oldest intact piece of early Helena. The property is a strong link to the beginnings of a settlement here, offering insights into the lives of miners, the Chinese influence, building techniques of the time, and life of the common men and women who came here seeking their fortune.

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