Filed Under Butte

Mountain View Church Parsonage

Butte National Historic Landmark District

When the Mountain View Methodist Episcopal Church located on the corner of Quartz and Montana in 1880, a small, narrow frame dwelling on this site served the early pastors. The congregation quickly outgrew its quarters and members broke ground for the present church in 1898. The parsonage underwent remodeling at about the same time, doubling its size and incorporating the older north half into the current design. Completed before 1900, the home is a superb example of the Queen Anne style. Its clapboard façade displays wonderful mixed ornamentation including dentils below the porch eaves; textured shingles; and a whimsical, inset, canted bay. Double geometric banding offsets the second story. Very fine vintage hand graining—the Victorian practice of applying a faux finish to imitate wood—covers the interior woodwork and that of the staircase. A succession of ministers and their families occupied the parsonage, usually serving a year before the church moved them on. Joseph Albritton, for example, served from 1900 to 1901. A few, including C. L. Bovard 1904-1906 and George Wolfe 1915-1920, served longer terms.

Images

Mountain View Church Parsonage Mountain View Church Parsonage (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll20 F18). Front to side view of the building, facing west to southwest 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: Sept. 1981
Mountain View Church Parsonage Mountain View Church Parsonage (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll20 F19). Front to side view of the building, facing west to northwest 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: Sept. 1981

Location

315 North Montana Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Mountain View Church Parsonage,” Historic Montana, accessed December 1, 2022, https://historicmt.org/items/show/2010.