Filed Under Butte

M.J. Connell House

Butte National Historic Landmark District

Exceptionally fine craftsmanship and an intriguing combination of styles characterize this early and very elegant brick-veneered home, built in 1880. In 1892, dry goods merchant Michael J. Connell commissioned local architect Charles Prentice, known for his creative façades, to add the east wing, bay, and porch to Connell’s Second Empire style residence. Exquisite stained glass and the Queen Anne style porch, embellished in the Eastlake tradition with elaborately cut wood and carved details, reveal the high quality of Prentice’s work. Restoration, ongoing since 1955, has included the addition of copper shingles on the mansard roof.


M.J. Connell House
M.J. Connell House M.J. Connell House, facing northwest, front/side view. Source: Creator: Date: June 2008
M.J. Connell House
M.J. Connell House M.J. Connell House (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll20 F32). Front to side view of the house, facing north to northwest on the corner of West Granite Street and North Idaho Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Sept. 1981


301 West Granite Street, Butte, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “M.J. Connell House,” Historic Montana, accessed July 13, 2024,