Filed Under Butte

The Concord

Butte National Historic Landmark District

Two stories and a daylight basement provided ample room for the many lodgers that lived comfortably in this spacious turn-of-the-twentieth-century rooming house. The building’s first owner, boilermaker Carl M. Swanson, lived here with this wife, Tessie, who managed The Concord between 1901 and 1907. Under a tenant proprietor in 1910, census records show forty-one residents of varied backgrounds, ranging from professionals including a dentist, a newspaper editor, and several business managers to clerks and The Concord’s domestic employees. While many of Butte’s residential flats and walkups reflect similar architectural styles, The Concord’s magnificent appearance is unique to the business district. A rough-quarried stone foundation and handsome stone trim contrast sharply with dark red brick, making the building a district highlight. In the 1930s, some of The Concord’s furnished rooms were converted to ten apartments. These, along with nine individual rooms, remain today. The graceful arched entry still welcomes its residents to an elegant interior, where the original oak staircase with turned spindles and skylight above are grandly intact.

Images

The Concord facade Source: Google Streetview Creator: Google Streetview Image ~ Date: August 2019 Date: August 2012
The Concord The Concord (PAc 91-51 B1 RollCA8502 F33). Front view of the building, facing east on North Montana Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: 1985

Location

118-122 North Montana Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “The Concord,” Historic Montana, accessed December 7, 2022, https://historicmt.org/items/show/2006.