668 South Main Street

Butte National Historic Landmark District

South Butte was home to miners, small businessmen, and workers who rented and owned the district’s modest dwellings. This one-story Queen Anne cottage, built circa 1897 with a front entrance and bay, well represents the late-Victorian period housing that characterized the neighborhood. The first owner, a cobbler by trade, had his shop on the property. He also did some mining on the side, and built the home at odd angles around his mining claim. A basement entrance to the mine shaft, according to local lore, allowed the clandestine removal of gold.


668 South Main Street
668 South Main Street 668 South Main Street (PAc 91-51 B4 RollDM04 F33). Front view of the house, facing east on South Main Street near the corner of South Main and East Aluminum Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Dale Martin Date: 1984


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The Montana National Register Sign Program, “668 South Main Street,” Story of Butte, accessed April 17, 2024, https://storyofbutte.org/items/show/1989.