Filed Under Helena

B. K. Tatem House

Helena Historic District

Charles Hendrie opened Helena’s first iron foundry on this site before 1868. The property’s third owner, Benjamen K. Tatem, built this two-story residence circa 1875. Wide eaves, low hipped roof, and tall arched windows proclaim Italianate influences and accurately convey the original appearance of this well-preserved, early home. By 1884, Tatem had located his iron works, one of two in Helena, across the street. His stamp can still be found on the lovely iron work gracing many of Helena’s nineteenth-century buildings.

Images

B.K. Tatem House
B.K. Tatem House B.K. Tatem House. Front to side view of the house, facing west on South Park Avenue. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: Jan. 2020
B.K. Tatem House
B.K. Tatem House B.K. Tatem House. Front to side view of the house, facing west to southwest on South Park Avenue. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: Jan. 2020

Location

440 South Park Avenue, Helena, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “B. K. Tatem House,” Historic Montana, accessed June 25, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/750.