Filed Under Butte

827 West Park

Butte National Historic Landmark District

Emerson B. Weirick purchased the land to build this home in 1897 for a total of thirty dollars. Construction of the residence began that same year. Preeminent Butte architect W. A. O’Brien designed the home and Fergus Kelley served as contractor. O’Brien and Kelley teamed up on the construction of a number of Butte’s commercial landmarks and most prestigious homes including the C. F. Kelley mansion next door to the west. Weirick’s elegant, finely detailed home fit his social status as vice president of the First National Bank. The residence is an excellent example of turn-of-the-century transitional architecture. Tuscan columns, dentils framing the porch, and wide overhanging eaves reflect the newer classical trend. The irregular floorplan, bay window, floral-patterned stained glass, and varied surface treatments are characteristic of the Victorian-era Queen Anne style. Stunning views of the city with the mountains beyond and a desirable southern exposure made this stretch of West Park Street highly preferred.

Images

827 West Park 827 West Park (PAc 91-51 B3 RollJK10 F14). Front view of the house, facing north on West Park Street. Tree to the left of the front entry is no longer there. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Jeff Kestle Date: 1984
827 West Park facade Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Julian Boughton and Martha Kohl Date: July 2022

Location

827 West Park Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “827 West Park,” Historic Montana, accessed December 1, 2023, https://historicmt.org/items/show/2043.