Filed Under Butte

James Naughten Residence

Butte National Historic Landmark District

This two-story home was built circa 1900 by James Naughten, one of the state’s most skilled master mechanics. Naughten worked for various mining companies, including the North Butte Mining Company, where he installed the first electric hoist. By 1918, he had become president and manager of the Royal Development Mining Company. Naughten and his wife, Mary, raised nine children in the home, and when he died in 1938, he left thirty grandchildren. Attractive details such as decorative brickwork, arched windows, and stone sills grace the exterior of this longtime residence. Only more recently of commercial/residential function, the building is exceptionally well maintained, including one carefully preserved interior wall that is literally papered with cards and invoices of early Butte businesses.


James Naughten Residence
James Naughten Residence facade Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Bryan Baldwin Date: Public Domain
James Naughten Residence
James Naughten Residence James Naughten Residence (PAc 91-51 B4 RollMaM04 F08). Front to side view of the building, facing south to southeast on East Broadway Street near the alley to the west of the structure. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Mary Murphy Date: 1984


302-304 East Broadway Street, Butte, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “James Naughten Residence,” Historic Montana, accessed May 25, 2024,