Filed Under Bozeman

Jesse Patrick House

Cooper Park Historic District

A few Queen Anne style pattern book cottages like this classic example dotted Cooper Park neighborhoods in the late nineteenth century. Predating the later bungalows that comprise the majority of homes in the district, its Victorian-era roots are easily detected. Plain and fish scale shingles, beveled wood siding on the front porch, and a cut stone foundation illustrate the fondness for mixed surface textures. Several stained glass windows, the asymmetrical placement of the front door, and the tall, narrow windows are also typical of the period. By 1904, a stable with upstairs living quarters sat on the alley at the rear; the back porch and garage were later additions. Longtime owner Jesse E. Patrick, express agent for the American Railway Express Company, came to Bozeman from Superior, Wisconsin, in 1909. He and his wife Zilla Celestia, formerly the Superior librarian, lived at several addresses in the neighborhood before settling in this home by 1918. Zilla passed away suddenly after Christmas in 1927, leaving Jesse and two children, thirteen and fifteen. Jesse kept house here until 1956.


Jesse Patrick House
Jesse Patrick House Jesse Patrick House. Front to side view of the house, facing south to southwest on South 7th Avenue. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office Creator: Patricia Bick Date: Apr. 1987


202 South 7th Avenue, Bozeman, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Jesse Patrick House,” Historic Montana, accessed April 14, 2024,