Filed Under Anaconda

Hanna/English House

West Side Historic District

Craftsman style bungalows, like this home built in 1919 for George and Emma Hanna, added a modern touch to this block’s stately Queen Anne style homes. Signature Craftsman style elements include exposed rafter tails and knee braces in the overhanging eaves and tapered porch columns. George Hanna worked as a smelter tankman and Emma donated her time to the Christian Aid Society. The Hannas moved to nearby Oak Street circa 1926. By 1936, Irish immigrant Joseph English and his wife Ruth purchased the home. Joseph managed Washoe Amusement, the company that operated movie theaters in Butte and Anaconda, including the then-new Washoe Theater. That iconic 1,000-seat Nuevo Deco venue boasted stunning interior finishes and a state-of-the-art sound system. Employees remember Joseph’s exacting management style; he demanded that ushers wear pressed uniforms with shined shoes. Ruth participated in the American Association of University Women. Their son Anthony, a graduate of the United States Military Academy, attended the University of Oxford, England, on a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 1954, the Englishes sold the home to Washoe assistant manager William Everett and his wife Eileen.

Images

Hanna/English House Exterior view, front Source: Google Streetview Date: June 2012
Hanna/English House Exterior view, side Source: Google Streetview Date: June 2012

Location

619 Hickory St, Anaconda | private

Metadata

Montana Historical Society, “Hanna/English House,” Historic Montana, accessed December 2, 2023, https://historicmt.org/items/show/3486.