Filed Under Philipsburg

Patten Residence

Philipsburg Historic Disctrict

During the 1880s masonry structures began to replace wood-framed buildings from the mining camp days to form the present town. George H. Harn, who at that time ran one of two local brickyards, probably built this fine residence with his own bricks. James Patten Sr. came to Philipsburg from Illinois and purchased the home from Harn in 1887. Patten was a prominent businessman involved in the operation of the nearby Trout and Sweet Home Mines. The one-and-one-half-story home features a hipped roof, bay window with wood paneled spandrels, and porches with slender turned columns, decorative brackets, spindled balustrades, and scrolled friezes.

Images

Patten Residence Patten Residence, facing north on West Granite Street, front view of the residence, digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: June 2019
Patten Residence Patten Residence, facing northeast on North Sansome Street towards West Granite Street, front/side view of the residence, digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: June 2019
Patten Residence Patten Residence, facing northeast on the corner of West Granite Street and North Sansome Street, close view of the front and side of the residence, digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: June 2019
Patten Residence Patten Residence. Facing northeast on the corner of West Granite Street and North Sansome Street, close view of the front and side of the residence. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: 1980-1984

Location

101 Granite Street, Philipsburg, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Patten Residence,” Historic Montana, accessed December 3, 2022, https://historicmt.org/items/show/633.