By the dawn of the twenty-first century, the CAPITAL HILL complex was virtually vacant. This rendering depicts a proposed Montana History Center, that was going to be installed in the struggling mall. In January 2009, this museum plan was abandoned due to a shortage of funding.
Drawing from www.montanahistorycenter.com


In this snapshot we see the J.C. Penney at CAPITAL HILL MALL, which, after the 2010 shuttering of Dillard's, was the center's only operational anchor. Penney's threw in the towel (and any other soft lines) and shuttered their CAPITAL HILL store in June 2017.
Photo from www.showcase.com