Carriage painter Frank O. Nelson and his wife Elizabeth constructed this richly embellished Queen Anne cottage circa 1897. Key ornamental elements include scalloped shingle siding, scrolled brackets, colored glass windows, turned porch posts, cutout…

A complex roof shape, hexagonal rooms, and carved and scrolled decoration showcase the Queen Anne style on Charles and Antonia Mattisons’ eclectic 1899 home. The exterior walls were originally clad in brick on the lower level with wood siding on the…

Northern Ohio University graduate Edwin S. Newton came to Missoula in 1890 where up-and-coming architect A.J. Gibson had promised him work. Under Gibson's tutelage, Newton proved an able carpenter and builder. He eventually opened his own…

Railroad contractor Peter McVeigh built this Queen Anne Free Classic style house (and the one next door) as an investment in 1896. The dark stone foundation, red brick walls, dentilated (toothlike) window arches, and cutaway panels below and beside…

Thomas and Ellen P. Bryant commissioned this exuberant Queen Anne style house in 1897. Thomas was a foreman at the Original and Steward mines nearby and in 1898, became superintendent for all of copper magnate W. A. Clark’s Butte mines. The home’s…

This block was bustling with businesses circa 1895 when bartender Patrick Cosgrove and his wife Mary built this Queen Anne style cottage to replace an older house on the lot. The porch’s Tuscan columns, fancy fish-scale shingle siding, and…

Wisconsin natives Morris and Clara Bridgeman built this Queen Anne Free Classic style home in 1895. Morris operated a drug store while Clara stayed home with their three boys. Features like the attached nursery in the master bedroom, large dining…

Fred and Blanche Hooper bought this Queen Anne cottage about 1901. The arched vergeboard in the gable end and Tuscan porch columns are well-preserved original features. Like many Butte miners, Fred was born in the copper mining district of Cornwall,…

Missoula architect A. J. Gibson, known for civic buildings like the Missoula County Courthouse and grand residences like the Daly Mansion in Hamilton, also designed smaller homes. The populist architect believed that all Americans deserved…

The Anaconda Copper Mining Company (ACM) built this home circa 1897 as a company house. Its cross-gabled roof, three-part windows with stained-glass border panes, and turned porch posts mark it as a classic Queen Anne style cottage. The first known…