Filed Under Butte

803 West Park

Butte National Historic Landmark District

The Queen Anne style is beautifully expressed in this fashionable “gay nineties” residence of Arthur H. Mueller, longtime president of the Centennial Brewing Company. Built in 1895, it was also home to Mueller’s in-laws, police court judge James C. Sullivan and his wife, Margaret. Two turrets, a wraparound porch, oriel and polygonal bay windows, and a gabled roof accentuate the asymmetry that is characteristic of the style. Scrolled brackets, Tuscan columns, and arched windows with stone sills enhance the brick-veneered façade, while an ashlar retaining wall topped by a vintage iron fence encloses the prominent corner lot. Original interior appointments such as elegant mahogany stairwork, woodwork, and columns rival those found in the mansions of the famed copper kings. Pocket doors and the original iridescent amber glass and brass lighting fixtures grace the formal first-floor rooms. A beautiful hand-painted mural in the dining room depicts a river scene so skillfully executed that the water appears to flow through the room and out one wall.

Images

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803 W. Park facade Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Julian Boughton and Martha Kohl Date: July 2022
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803 West Park 803 West Park (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll08 F09). Front view of the house, facing north on West Park Street near the corner of West Park and North Alabama Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Sept. 1981
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803 West Park 803 West Park (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll08 F10). Side view of the house, facing west on North Alabama Street near the corner of North Alabama and West Park Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Sept. 1981
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803 West Park 803 West Park (PAc 91-51 B3 RollJK10 F19). Front to side view of the house, facing northwest on the corner of West Park Street and North Alabama Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Jeff Kestle Date: 1984

Location

803 West Park Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “803 West Park,” Historic Montana, accessed April 15, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/2039.