Filed Under Butte

823 West Park

Butte National Historic Landmark District

James H. Lynch was a man of many hats. Lumber, livery, mine development, hotel management, and wholesale liquor are but a few of his successful business ventures. A founder of the Silver Bow National Bank, Lynch also owned substantial Butte real estate and served terms as alderman and city council president. In 1894, President Grover Cleveland appointed Lynch postmaster of Butte, and he served a four-year term. Although James and Mary Lynch had no children, they opened their home to a niece and nephew, who lived with them in 1900. A turn-of-the-century biographer noted, “In their beautiful home in Butte, Mr. and Mrs. Lynch evince a truly western hospitality.” The 1890s residence, built as the twin of its next door neighbor, is little altered. Elegant period details include a pedimented porch trimmed in dentils, Tuscan columns, and miniaturized classical motifs on the entry door. An ornamental iron fence, crafted by the Butte Carriage Works, fronts the property.

Images

823 West Park
823 West Park facade Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Julian Boughton and Martha Kohl Date: July 2022
823 West Park
823 West Park 823 West Park (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll08 F06). Front view of the house, facing north on 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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823 West Park 823 West Park (PAc 91-51 B3 JK10 F16). 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

Location

823 West Park Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “823 West Park,” Historic Montana, accessed May 21, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/2041.