Harry D'Acheul Residence

Butte National Historic Landmark District

A gentle arch, a simple balustrade, and a pair of sloping columns frame the entrance of this quietly elegant residence dating to the mid-1880s. An exceptional example of the hip-roofed cottage with a central gable, the well-preserved Victorian-era home appears much as it did when first owned by druggist Harry D'Acheul. Unlike other homes in the neighborhood that share its architectural style, the fine interior furnishings here indicate that the residence was custom-built and not originally intended as a rental. An arched entryway, a square bay framed in decorative wood, and an ornamental ceiling medallion grace the formal dining room while original six-inch woodwork remains intact throughout. Also unusual for its size are the four chimneys, which serve a living room fireplace, a woodstove, the furnace, and the kitchen. D'Acheul, who lived here until the mid-1890s, no doubt found this location convenient to his wholesale and retail business on North Main.

Images

Harry D'Acheul Residence
Harry D'Acheul Residence Harry D'Acheul Residence (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll20 F36). Front view of the house, facing north on West Granite Street near the corner of West Granite and North Washington Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Sept. 1981

Location

311 West Granite Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Harry D'Acheul Residence,” Story of Butte, accessed May 18, 2024, https://storyofbutte.org/items/show/1942.