Filed Under Butte

822-824 West Park

Butte National Historic Landmark District

Tucked snugly between its neighbors, this modified Queen Anne style home began as a one-story cottage designed by architect William White and built in July of 1897. Albert Elliot, an electrician for the Montana Electric Company, was an early resident who lived here with several boarders in 1898. Mining surveyor Azelle E. Hobart had purchased the property by 1906. Second-story additions were a rather common occurrence in Butte, reflecting the growing financial security of property owners. The second story of this residence, added by the Hobarts in 1908, is an excellent example of that trend. In 1920, household residents included Azelle and Elizabeth Hobart and their two sons. Clothing store proprietor Alfred Wertheimer and his wife, Bella, rented a portion of the home. The projecting front bay, mixed exterior cladding, transomed windows, and decorative porch elements mirror Victorian era sensibilities, while an ornamental iron fence complements the view from the street.

Images

822-824 West Park
822-824 West Park 822-824 West Park (PAc 91-51 B3 RollJK08 F34). Front to side view of the house, facing south to southwest on West Park Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Jeff Kestle Date: 1984
822-824 West Park, Butte, MT
822-824 West Park, Butte, MT View of facade Source: iPhone 8 image capture, jpeg format Creator: Martha Kohl, photographer Date: May 28, 2021

Location

822-824 West Park Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “822-824 West Park,” Historic Montana, accessed April 15, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/2040.