Filed Under Butte

412 West Broadway

Butte National Historic Landmark District

In 1890, a wooden shotgun house stood at 412 West Broadway, while a substantial brick residence stood to the east. When wholesale produce merchant H. E. Morier and his wife, Teresa, decided to build this two-story home in 1907, they discovered that the neighboring brick residence encroached on their lot by five feet. The Moriers successfully sued the home’s owner, O. B. Barber, who responded by slicing his house in two at the property line, perhaps hoping that the dramatic gesture would convince the Moriers to buy him out. With the missing west wall covered by canvas, renters continued to reside in the remaining part of the Barber house while the Moriers began construction of their transitional Colonial Revival home. A one-story projecting bay, a second-story Palladian window accented with pilasters, and terra-cotta egg-and-dart trim along the parapet of the flat roof distinguish the resulting residence. The Moriers did ultimately purchase Barber’s property, which they transformed into a garden.

Images

412 West Broadway
412 West Broadway 412 West Broadway (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll18 F20). Front to side view of the house, facing south to southeast on West Broadway. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Sept. 1981
412 West Broadway
412 West Broadway 412 West Broadway (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll18 F21). Front view of the house, facing south on West Broadway. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Sept. 1981

Location

412 West Broadway Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “412 West Broadway,” Historic Montana, accessed April 15, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/1887.