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Nicholas Johannes House

Helena South-Central Historic District

The residence that stood on this lot prior to the 1880s was likely central to remodelings and additions made between 1882 and 1890 during the South-Central neighborhood’s building boom. Nicholas Johannes, a German immigrant and carpenter by trade, purchased the home in 1882 and displayed his skill by twice expanding its basic rectangle to form a “T.” An open porch originally spanned the front, and a later porch extension (now enclosed) wrapped around the south side. Although the two-story frame home is now clad in stucco, its gable-front roof, simple cornice, and lovely front door recall the home’s nineteenth-century origins.


Nicholas Johannes House
Nicholas Johannes House Nicholas Johannes House. Front view of the house, facing west on South Davis Street. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Sept. 1981


36 South Davis Street, Helena, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Nicholas Johannes House,” Historic Montana, accessed May 25, 2024,