Matt's Place Drive-In

Matt's Place Drive-In in Butte, Montana is one of the first drive-in restaurant in Montana. Unlike later drive-ins, which frequently featured a streamline moderne style, or at least an acknowledgement of their orientation to automobile-oriented customers, Matt's Place was a straighforward conversion of a house to serve customers in cars. Established in 1930, its chief concession to the automobile is a tall curb to keep parking cars from hitting the building and a menu on the outside of the building, advertising curb service. The interior retains its 1936 counter and 1950's lighting fixtures.

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