518 Henry Avenue

Butte National Historic Landmark District

Attorney Louis Sanders, who resided next door, owned this lot in 1905. Likely constructed that year, this one-and-one-half-story residence became home to fellow attorney John E. Corette in 1906. By 1910, Howard Music Company president John Howard had purchased the house, where he lived with his wife Blanche, their one-year-old daughter, and live-in servant Lydia Nevin, a nineteen-year-old immigrant from Sweden. The residence reflects the evolving tastes of the early twentieth century. By 1906, the complicated lines of the Queen Anne style had begun to fall out of fashion in favor of simpler, more austere designs. This transitional residence refers to the Queen Anne style with its eclectic mix of materials and textures. These include the randomly coursed cut-stone foundation, a first floor of brick, cedar and fish-scale shingles, a decorative sun-ray motif, and false Tudor molding in the gable peak. At the same time, the symmetrical fa├žade, Tuscan columns, and triangular pediment marking the porch entrance reflect the growing popularity of a more classical aesthetic.

Images

518 Henry Avenue, Butte, MT View of facade Source: iPhone 8 image capture, jpeg format Creator: Martha Kohl, photographer Date: May 28, 2021

Location

518 Henry Avenue, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “518 Henry Avenue,” Story of Butte, accessed December 4, 2023, https://storyofbutte.org/items/show/1960.