Architect Everett Peterson took inspiration from the popular Tudor Revival style when designing this cross-gabled residence. Typical Tudor Revival elements include the steep rooflines, curved lines on the small gabled entrance, false half timbering,…

In its earliest years, St. Paul's Episcopal Church held services twice monthly. The Reverend George Stewart traveled from Missoula to officiate. By 1900, the diocesan bishop recognized the need for a resident priest. The Reverend John Fogerty…

Reverend George Stewart designed this English Gothic church, constructed in 1899.  Congregant Lena Crutchfield organized numerous pancake suppers, ice cream socials, and offered generous donations to make this historic landmark a reality. Margaret…

Early twentieth century architects widely rejected the elaborate ornamentation and complicated lines associated with the Queen Anne style, the late nineteenth century’s most popular architectural style. Among the general public, however, taste…

Irish-born Robert A. O’Hara, retained by Marcus Daly as land agent and developer of Daly’s “company town,” came to the Bitterroot Valley in 1890. O’Hara had the distinction to serve as the first mayor of the town of Hamilton from 1894 to 1896.…

Marcus Daly’s taste influenced Hamilton, a town the copper king founded to supply timber to his Butte mines. Daly liked the Shingle style, and his Anaconda Company carpenters incorporated Shingle style elements into several Hamilton residences.…

Copper king Marcus Daly contracted with William Brennan to supply his Butte mines with 1.5 million feet of timber monthly in 1889. Brennan and a partner first established a mill at the mouth of Skalkaho Creek. Two years later, at Daly's…

Although Sam Lucas only lived in Hamilton for ten years, he left his mark on the community. Copper king Marcus Daly hired the Kentucky horse trainer in 1890 to work at his Bitter Root Stock Farm. Nothing was too good for Daly’s race horses, and…