Filed Under Helena

Henry Blase House

Helena South-Central Historic District

Danish immigrants Henry and Matilda Blase settled on this property in the 1880s. Like other working-class Europeans who lived in the neighborhood, Blase was a man of many occupations: bartender, saloon keeper, jailer, miner, and landscape gardener. Prosperity of the 1880s brought confidence in Helena’s economy, prompting Blase to replace his earlier dwelling with this more substantial home circa 1890-92. Columns, corniced windows, and pedimented gables reveal Neo-classical influences popular in this picturesque neighborhood. Mature landscaping in the unusually generous yard undoubtedly reflects Blase’s gardening talents.

Images

Henry Blase House
Henry Blase House Henry Blase House (PAc 91-51 South Central Helena Roll20 F21). Front view of the house, facing west to northwest from the front yard off of South Davis Street near the intersection of South Davis and Hillsdale Street. Winter scene. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: 1981

Location

30 South Davis Street, Helena, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Henry Blase House,” Historic Montana, accessed June 18, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/767.