803 West Granite

Butte National Historic Landmark District

Prominently situated on a corner lot, this Queen Anne style residence is a neighborhood showpiece. Band leader Sam Treloar had the brick-veneered house constructed in 1901, possibly as an investment property. The Cornish bandmaster is best known as the leader of the Butte Mines Band, which he founded under a different name in 1887 and led for over fifty years. It was one of the United States’ most celebrated industrial bands, and its members, all miners, won first place in competitions across the West. The two-story residence features an octagonal turret with wide overhanging eaves and a fixed stained glass window, an inviting front porch with double Tuscan column porch supports, and a projecting bay on the east façade. Banker Rupert Nuckolls lived here from 1908 through 1912 with his wife Georgia, their three children, and after their eldest daughter married, their son-in-law and granddaughter. Georgia Nuckolls was an active clubwoman. Starting in the 1890s, the woman’s club movement provided its members social and intellectual opportunities Nuckolls, for example was active in the Westside Shakespeare Club as well as advocating for political reform.

Images

803 West Granite
803 West Granite 803 West Granite (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll22 F26). Front to side view of the house, facing north to northwest on the corner of West Granite Street and North Alabama 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

803 West Granite Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “803 West Granite,” Story of Butte, accessed April 17, 2024, https://storyofbutte.org/items/show/1951.