Filed Under Butte

668 South Main Street

Butte National Historic Landmark District

South Butte was home to miners, small businessmen, and workers who rented and owned the district’s modest dwellings. This one-story Queen Anne cottage, built circa 1897 with a front entrance and bay, well represents the late-Victorian period housing that characterized the neighborhood. The first owner, a cobbler by trade, had his shop on the property. He also did some mining on the side, and built the home at odd angles around his mining claim. A basement entrance to the mine shaft, according to local lore, allowed the clandestine removal of gold.

Images

668 South Main Street 668 South Main Street (PAc 91-51 B4 RollDM04 F33). Front view of the house, facing east on South Main Street near the corner of South Main and East Aluminum Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Dale Martin Date: 1984

Location

668 South Main Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “668 South Main Street,” Historic Montana, accessed February 1, 2023, https://historicmt.org/items/show/1989.