Filed Under Butte

100 South Excelsior

Butte National Historic Landmark District

The Classical Revival style is grandly expressed in this exemplary residence of high-fired tan brick, built between 1916 and 1920. A symmetrical façade with central porch, double entry doors, square brick columns, and a central gable over an extended bay achieve the rich harmony characteristic of this elegant, dignified style. The original owner was James Heslet, a longtime employee of copper king W. A. Clark. Heslet began his career as a teller with the Clark and Larabie Bank in 1889. By 1900, he had worked his way up to the prestigious position of assistant cashier with W. A. Clark & Bro. Bankers. Heslet remained thus employed until the mid-1930s when both he and his wife, Cora, were trustees for the Paul Clark Home. A butler’s pantry and servants’ quarters equipped with a call box to the dining room are evidence of the Heslets’ social status. The yard, of unusual size by Butte standards, is enclosed by a handsome wall of porphyry crowned with an iron railing.

Images

100 South Excelsior 100 South Excelsior (PAc 91-51 B4 RollMM03 F06). Front to side view of the house, facing east on South Excelsior Avenue near the corner of South Excelsior and West Galena Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: M. Murphy Date: 1985

Location

100 South Excelsior Avenue, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “100 South Excelsior,” Historic Montana, accessed February 8, 2023, https://historicmt.org/items/show/1915.