Old Liquor
Warehouse Building


The Old Liquor Warehouse building, considered nearest to a bomb shelter in its structural integrity began construction in 1933 right after prohibition. The building has endured the years including the great earthquake of 1935 with a magnitude of 6.2 that was responsible for the demise of many structures of this time in Helena, MT. Old Liquor Warehouse (OLW) is located in downtown Helena area and is made of concrete walls, floors, and roofs with a brick façade exterior. The original structure was built in such a manner that made this design revitalization a challenge for the entire Team which made all ponder the price of concrete and 2x8 board forms at the time of its construction.

The 57,525 SF structure was most recently a Print and Mail shop for the State of Montana. The building was purchased and rebranded the Old Liquor Block. Design included the demolition of nearly every interior surface and all mechanical and electrical components within its “Core & Shell” leaving only the building footprint, walls, and exterior Brick Façade.

The project was broken into 3 separate tenant spaces within the existing 3-story building. Interior modern finishes paired with the traditional liquor warehouse architecture was maintained throughout the revitalization process.
Project Facts
Completed: March 2018
Project Budget: 6.6 Million
Square Feet: 57,525 SF structure
Modern finishes paired with the traditional warehouse architecture
Building endured the great earthquake of 1935 with a magnitude of 6.2
57,525 SF
No project has meant so much to so many people…all was handled with the utmost professionalism and respect for the environment and the historic structure.
Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates
The key attributes of the Dick Anderson team are their capabilities, work effort, and ability to manage.
Danny Kaluza — Director of Support Services
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Marvin Kraft — Project Manager
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