Filed Under Butte

834 West Quartz

Butte National Historic Landmark District

As its population tripled in the 1890s, Butte began its transformation from a mining camp to a small city. The percentage of married men grew by 10 percent, and local builders worked busily to fulfill the increasing demand for single-family homes. Carpenter John Shackleton constructed several, almost identical cross-gable residences, including two on the 800 block of Broadway and one on this lot. Built in 1897, the two-story, wood-frame residence was home to Edward and Alice Holden in 1900. Edward worked as telegraph editor for the Butte Miner, a daily newspaper. Ella Heuser and her husband Edward, a drugstore owner, purchased the residence circa 1908, and were likely responsible for building the one-story rear addition. By 1920, the home belonged to Jacob and Cora Pincus. Jacob had a varied career as a jeweler, watchmaker, and tobacco merchant. While he was "industrious," "trustworthy," and one of the city's "most conservative and substantial" businessmen by his own account, others remembered him as a "black sheep… [who] never did anything right." The Pincuses lived here until Jacob's death in 1942.

Images

834 West Quartz
834 West Quartz 834 West Quartz (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll04 F04). Front view of the house, facing south on West Quartz Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Sept. 1981
834 West Quartz
834 West Quartz 834 West Quartz (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll04 F05). Front to side view of house, facing south to southwest on West Quartz Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Sept. 1981

Location

834 West Quartz Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

Montana National Register Sign Program, “834 West Quartz,” Historic Montana, accessed June 25, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/2049.