Lawlor & Rowe Insurance Company

Butte National Historic Landmark District

Graceful arches and a lovely stone balustrade atop a stone cornice make this attractive Georgian Revival style building a perfect companion to the adjacent Water Company Building. Multi-paned windows trimmed in stone and brick, a dentil frieze below the cornice, and a pleasing symmetry achieved through door and window placement further define this popular revival style. Contractors Hans Pederson and George Nelson constructed the first floor circa 1909, and the second story was added in 1916 at a cost of $3,358. William V. Lawlor initially ran a real estate business here in 1909, but by 1910, James H. Rowe had joined him. The firm then became the Lawlor & Rowe Insurance Company, which handled real estate, fire insurance, and surety bonds.


Lawlor and Rowe Insurance Company
Lawlor and Rowe Insurance Company Lawlor and Rowe Insurance Company (PAc 91-51 B1 RollCBD03 F01). Front view of the building, facing south on West Granite Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: 1985


120 West Granite Street, Butte, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Lawlor & Rowe Insurance Company,” Story of Butte, accessed February 22, 2024,