Matt's Place Drive-In
Matt's Place Drive-In is located in Butte, Montana and is thought to be the state's first drive-in restaurant. It was built in 1930 by entrepreneur Matt Korn on a busy north-south street. Its importance lies not in its simple Craftsman style architecture but rather in its association with the lifestyle changes taking place in America during the early 20th century. Americans embraced the idea of "taking to the road" as their disposable income increased and new highways were being built all over the country. The restaurant remains in operation today. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
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