Casey Block

Butte National Historic Landmark District

Multistoried masonry buildings such as this fine 1890 example, designed to meet the high demand for urban retail space and living quarters, reflect the housing shortage during Butte’s copper boom years. A flat roof, decorative brickwork, recessed entries flanked by display windows, and large upper-floor windows to maximize light typify the storefront/lodging combination. George H. Casey, a realtor and manager of the Butte Sampling Works, owned the building in 1903 and resided in one of its upper apartments. The building features cast-iron details, and one of the three original entrances survives intact.

Images

Casey Block
Casey Block Casey Block (PAc 91-51 B1 RollCBD02 F33). Front view of the building, facing south on West Granite Street near the corner of West Granite and Hamilton Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: 1985

Location

102-106 West Granite Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Casey Block,” Story of Butte, accessed April 14, 2024, https://storyofbutte.org/items/show/1933.