Filed Under Butte

723 West Daly (Dewey Point)

Butte National Historic Landmark District

Shortly after F. J. Brule’s 1906 survey, Walkerville carpenter Ed Reimel built this one-and-one-half-story, brick-veneered home with extended eaves and a hipped roof dormer with flared ends. Victorian elements include beveled glass windows in the gable end, segmented arch accents over the windows, and a hairpin fence providing symbolic protection from the outside world. Cornish immigrants John and Mary Rich were the first owners. John worked as a bookkeeper. He was also bandmaster for the Alice Mine and Mill Band and secretary of the Musicians Mutual Protective Union. In 1917, as a musician at the Rialto Theater, he doubtless played the sound tracks for silent movies. Mary was in women’s groups including the Miriam Rebekah Lodge #3 and the Walkerville Circle #547, Neighbors of Woodcraft. In 1924 the Riches moved down the street to a smaller home. From 1925 to the 1940s, this was home to William Richards, co-lessee of the Goldsmith Mine, and his wife Bessie and their four children. Their daughter Lavina lived here until 1990.

Images

723 West Daly (Dewey Point) 723 West Daly (Dewey Point) (PAc 91-51 B2 RollDC09 F07). Front to side view of the house, facing northwest on West Daly Street near the corner of West Daly and 6th Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: David Cassidy Date: June 1984

Location

723 West Daly Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “723 West Daly (Dewey Point),” Historic Montana, accessed February 9, 2023, https://historicmt.org/items/show/2387.