635 West Granite

Butte National Historic Landmark District

“For years, it has been almost impossible to accommodate all the people with comfortable houses or apartments,” a Butte newspaper reported in 1901. “The city is growing very fast, and the builders have all they can do to put up enough buildings to accommodate them all.” This block is a case in point: only two residences stood here in 1891, but almost every lot was filled by 1900. Saloon owner Frank Lynch and his wife Fannie were among those to have a home built for them here in the 1890s. Frank worked as a bartender in Butte as early as 1889; by 1896 he and his brother owned their own saloon, and Frank was prosperous enough to hire prominent Butte architect H. M. Patterson to design this one-and-one-half-story, brick-veneered residence. The charming Queen Anne style home features decorative shingles, multiple bay windows, turned porch supports, and stained glass. In back was a second small house—likely rented to relatives. The project was a small one for Patterson, whose designs include several grand commercial buildings on West Broadway.

Images

635 West Granite
635 West Granite 635 West Granite (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll23 F08). Front view of the house, facing north on West Granite Street between North Clark Street to the west and North Crystal Street to the east. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Sept. 1981

Location

635 West Granite Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “635 West Granite,” Story of Butte, accessed April 14, 2024, https://storyofbutte.org/items/show/1949.