Montana Conference Office Moves To Quieter Location

Montana Conference Office Moves To Quieter Location After 44 years in their Bozeman, Mont., office, the Montana Conference has moved into temporary housing until a new office can be built. When it was new in 1959, the conference office was located a little west of town in a country setting. Bozeman has expanded, and today the office is almost in the center of town. The building has no air conditioning, and, when the windows are opened for ventilation, the noise and smells of the street are distracting. The front door is virtually unusable since Main Street was widened some time ago. Additionally, it would be prohibitively expensive to update the building to today’s standards. According to John Loor, Montana Conference president, “It is hoped the office will be built on several acres of Mt. Ellis Academy property located near an exit of I-90. Our new building and sign will be visible to people traveling the interstate and will represent the Adventist Church well.” A five-bedroom mobile home has been purchased to serve as the temporary office until the new building is completed. The new office will be financed with the proceeds from the sale of the old building as well as the completed sale of conference-owned property recently zoned for high-density residential housing. “Since we wanted to have the money in hand before we started building, we are just now beginning to apply for the needed permits,” Loor stated, “and we hope to be in the building within two years or less.” The Adventist Book Center is also moving and will be located in temporary quarters at Mt. Ellis Academy. All correspondence should now be addressed to Montana Conference, 175 Canyon View Rd., Bozeman, MT 59715, phone: (406) 587-3101, fax: (406) 587-1598.

Montana Conference Office Moves

To Quieter Location

After 44 years in their Bozeman, Mont., office, the Montana Conference has moved into temporary housing until a new office can be built.

When it was new in 1959, the conference office was located a little west of town in a country setting. Bozeman has expanded, and today the office is almost in the center of town. The building has no air conditioning, and, when the windows are opened for ventilation, the noise and smells of the street are distracting. The front door is virtually unusable since Main Street was widened some time ago. Additionally, it would be prohibitively expensive to update the building to today’s standards.

According to John Loor, Montana Conference president, “It is hoped the office will be built on several acres of Mt. Ellis Academy property located near an exit of I-90. Our new building and sign will be visible to people traveling the interstate and will represent the Adventist Church well.”

A five-bedroom mobile home has been purchased to serve as the temporary office until the new building is completed. The new office will be financed with the proceeds from the sale of the old building as well as the completed sale of conference-owned property recently zoned for high-density residential housing.

“Since we wanted to have the money in hand before we started building, we are just now beginning to apply for the needed permits,” Loor stated, “and we hope to be in the building within two years or less.”

The Adventist Book Center is also moving and will be located in temporary quarters at Mt. Ellis Academy.

All correspondence should now be addressed to Montana Conference, 175 Canyon View Rd., Bozeman, MT 59715, phone: (406) 587-3101, fax: (406) 587-1598.

December 01, 2003 / Montana Conference
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