Filed Under Butte

Mennie House

Butte National Historic Landmark District

An ornamental iron fence atop an ashlar retaining wall adorns the front of this charming L-shaped Victorian-era home. The second-story windows are highlighted by a decorative entablature and the façade features a bay window with a partial gable overhang. George Mennie, a boss carpenter at the Original Mine, likely built this house in 1907. Mennie lived here until 1913 when salesman Thomas Casey and his family purchased the property. A native of Indiana, Casey was one of the last old-time traveling salesmen, covering territory in northern Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, and parts of Utah in a horse and buggy. During his thirty-six years in Butte he was part owner and partner in the manufacturing agents firm of Casey and Lanphier with T. J. Lanphier. Casey died of a sudden heart attack just six weeks after his wife’s death. Frank Schilling purchased the home in 1937 and remained here until 1963. Schilling was a salesman for T. J. Lanphier and was Casey’s nephew.

Images

Mennie House
Mennie House Mennie House. Front to side view of the house, facing north to northeast on West Broadway Street. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office Creator: Jeff Kestle Date: Summer 1984

Location

1005 West Broadway Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Mennie House,” Historic Montana, accessed May 30, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/2103.