Filed Under Butte

801 North Montana

Butte National Historic Landmark District

Members of the intertwined Sullivan and Hogan families shared this two-story residence as early as 1895. The early, wood-frame home originally had a small porch to the north of the large bay window; the full-length front porch was added between 1901 and 1916. Joseph Hogan was a member of Montana's first constitutional convention and Montana’s first state mining inspector, but the 1895 city directory listed him and his brothers-in-law, Eugene and Daniel Sullivan, as miners. When Joseph died in 1900, Daniel was working as deputy treasurer; his sister Margaret Joseph's widow continued to live with him. So did her four children, ages one, three, four, and seven. A teacher before her marriage, Margaret returned to the classroom after Joseph's death. In 1906, eight years before Montana women received the right to vote in general elections, she was elected Superintendent of Schools, the only elected position women were allowed to hold. Margaret's daughter Maybelle followed in her mother's footsteps, becoming a teacher and then, for almost forty years, the school superintendent. Maybelle remained in residence until her death in 1970.

Images

801 North Montana 801 North Montana (PAc 91-51 B5 RollBS05 F11). Front to side view of the house, facing west on North Montana Street near the intersection of North Montana and Agate Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Brian Shovers Date: 1984

Location

801 North Montana Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “801 North Montana,” Historic Montana, accessed December 1, 2022, https://historicmt.org/items/show/2012.