45 EAST MERCURY STREET in Historic
Uptown Butte, Montana USA
Phone: (406) 299-2702
The Dumas is an historic American brothel built during the Victorian era in 1890, in what can only be described as brothel style architecture. The Dumas has (42) rooms, each with a distinct layout and purpose, and nearly all are intact to their original design. These rooms range from posh suites and grand parlors, to bare-bone "cribs" -tiny rooms with space only for a twin size bed.
Until the mid 1980's, the sole purpose of the Dumas was to serve the predominately male population that grew out of Butte's mining boom. It operated illegally for 92 years from 1890 to 1982, making it America's longest running house of "ill repute". The Dumas is the last vestige of Butte's Red-Light district, maintaining its authenticity as a true 19th century brothel.
In the 1970's, the Dumas was listed on the National Register of Historic
Places where it remains today as an active "bordello".
The Dumas is now a museum offering tours of the historic brothel (restorations permitting).
THE DUMAS HAS NEW OWNERS!
Travis Eskelsen & Michael Piche purchased the Dumas in June of 2012. Our top priority is to preserve, restore, and protect the 123 year old Historic Landmark from further deterioration. For updates concerning all things relating to the Dumas, like us on Facebook! Thanks ~Michael & Travis.
INFO: We are closed for the season. Tours are available by appointment for groups of (4) and above through Memorial Day. Please call or email to make an appointment. Thank you!.
PRESERVE THE DUMAS PROJECT
The new owners of the Dumas utilize all proceeds from tours and gift-shop sales to preserve and restore the historic building. If you wish to contribute to this cause click on the PayPal button below, or if preferred, mail contributions in care of:
Historic Dumas Brothel
45 East Mercury Street
Butte, Montana 59701
We hope to form a Non-Profit organization to preserve the Dumas' legacy and historical significance. For more information, contact Michael & Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org
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