Filed Under Butte

205 North Washington

Butte National Historic Landmark District

Neoclassical design elements define this substantial two-story brick home built in 1891. Dentils ornament the eaveline, multi-pane windows dominate the symmetrical front façade, and doubled columns provide support for what was once a full-length front porch with a second-story balustrade. A decorative iron fence symbolically separates the family sanctuary from the outside world and likely dates to the home’s construction. The small garage, added sometime between 1900 and 1916, reflects the increasing importance of the automobile. Physicians were particularly indebted to their cars for ready transportation on late-night calls, and this residence was home to two doctors. Abram Leggat, a general physician and surgeon with an office in the Hennessey Building, lived here between 1900 and 1902, before he and his wife, Hattie, decided to move with their daughter to St. Louis. Dr. John McIntyre, a skilled surgeon and the medical examiner for several fraternal organizations, lived here with his wife, Annie, between 1910 and 1917.

Images

205 North Washington 205 North Washington (PAc 91-51, B1 Roll16 F08). Front view of the house, facing west on North Washington Street near the alley located in the middle of the block. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Sept. 1981
205 North Washington 205 North Washington (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll16 F09). Front to side view of the house, facing northwest on North Washington 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

205 North Washington Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “205 North Washington,” Historic Montana, accessed February 8, 2023, https://historicmt.org/items/show/2055.