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Where Is 1923 Filmed? All Known Filming Locations

Where Is 1923 Filmed? All Known Filming Locations

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1923 is a Western drama TV series that will premiere on Paramount+ in December of 2022. It is a sequel to the 1883 series and a prequel for the Yellowstone series.

The story revolves around the Dutton family in 1923 as they navigate their lives through a tumultuous time involving Prohibition and The Great Depression.

Starring Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford, the show will almost certainly have some great scene locations, just like the rest of the Yellowstone franchise.

1923 Filming Locations

The Yellowstone prequel 1923 is primarily filmed in Butte, Montana. Filming took place on famous streets of Butte like Hamilton Street, along with Montana, Quartz, and Alaska Street. Other locations in Montana such as Anaconda, Deer Lodge, and Valier were used.

According to IMDb, filming also took place in other countries such as Tanzania, Malta, and Europe.

With Montana also being the filming location for Yellowstone and 1883, it is not exactly a surprise that the production crew would want to remain there for 1923 as well.

Below is a more in-depth look other each location.

Butte, Montana

1923 Filming Location - Butte, Montana
Filming Taking Place At Butte, Montana.

Location: Butte, Montana, United States (See here on Google)

Butte, Montana was the primary filming location for the TV show 1923. The production crew transformed the entire city by repainting the already century-old buildings and giving them that old rustic vibe they wanted.

The residents of Butte are extremely happy about it finally getting recognition in Hollywood and its defining feature; its historic buildings along with its old coal and copper mines finally getting the appreciation they deserve.

The film crew repainted the streets like Granite and Broadway in order to give them the look they had almost a century ago.

Butte used to be known as the “Richest Hill on Earth” due to its extensive gold, copper, and silver mining operations which ultimately led to countless jobs and wealth creation.

In its early days, the common phrase associated with Butte was, “Don’t stop in America, go straight to Butte!”

KMBF Radio Station

1923 Filming Location - KMBF Radio In Carpenter's Union Building in Butte
Carpenter’s Hall, Butte

Location: 156 W Granite St, Butte, MT 59701, United States (See here on Google Maps)

The film crew utilized the KMBF Radio Station in Carpenter’s Hall in Butte as a filming location. They transformed the interior to fit the vibe of 1923.

The KMBF Radio Station’s staff was extremely happy about the whole situation. They had their entire place renovated while the production crew got the exact location they were searching for.

KMBF Radio Station’s General Manager Daniel Hogan explained, “The second floor [of our radio station] is now a beautifully restored building.”

“Paramount Productions came through and scouted the place and thought it would be fitting for the ‘1923’ miniseries. So, of course, we were more than happy to have them up there.”

Butte Civic Center

The Butte Civic Center

Location: 1340 Harrison Ave, Butte, MT 59701, United States (See here on Google Maps)

The Butte Civic Center is one of the more important filming locations of 1923. The crew constructed several sets inside and Paramount Network has control of the Center till January of 2023.

The Butte Civic Center opened in 1952 and is a 7500-seat multipurpose arena. The Center is located on Harrison Avenue in Butte and is a popular recreational spot for the locals.

Also, read our ultimate guide on 1923 here.

Other Minor Filming Locations

The locations below filmed in Butte were more minor locations used mostly for exterior sets in the background.

Election Headquarters

Location: 106 W Broadway St, Butte, MT 59701, United States (See here on Google Maps)

The production crew converted the Silver House on Broadway Street into the Election Headquarters for 1923.

Piccadilly Museum of Transportation

Location: 20 W Broadway St, Butte, MT 59701, United States (See here on Google Maps)

The Piccadilly Museum of Transportation appropriately, served as the filming location for an Auto Dealer in 1923.

The Museum has a collection of vintage cars, housed in a building from the 1890s.

Broadway Dry Goods

The film crew used the set of Broadway Dry Goods to portray a store similar to modern day Walmart. The detail that went into the sets is truly astonishing.

The Pharmacy In 1923

The pharmacy’s window was also a set designed by the production crew. Interestingly, since the pharmacy is set in the year 1923, it wouldn’t be far-fetched to think most of the medicines on the shelf contain cocaine!

Sets On A Storefront

A significant amount of shops and stores in the series 1923 were in fact sets designed by the production crew. Most of them were located around Broadway Street.

Some of these included, “Two Bits & A Nick Barbershop”, “Opal’s Diner Luncheonette”, “Honest Jim’s Pawnshop”, “Heine Fine Fur” and the Real Estate and Auction Notices along with the ads.

Below is a short video of a 1923 set with Harrison Ford on a horse:

What Did Butte Locals Think About The Filming?

Butte’s Director of Community Development Karen Byrnes talked about the topic, “It’s a big boon for our community in that way, you know, it is disruptive in ways, there will be street closures, there will be redirections of traffic.”

“Services and materials that go into this production are being sources locally, so we’re seeing a big impact to a lot of our businesses being able to provide these services”, Byrnes further said.