Lee Mantle House

Butte National Historic Landmark District

This splendid, highly visible Victorian-era residence was the home of politician Lee Mantle, who was elected to the territorial legislature in 1882, served as a U.S. Senator from 1895 to 1899, and as mayor of Butte in 1892. That same year local architect H. M. Patterson built Mantle’s uptown commercial block and extensively remodeled this 1880s wood-frame home. Patterson, whose imaginative designs color many of Butte’s streetscapes, creatively adapted contemporary architectural forms. This striking brick-veneered home features a projecting bay with French doors, a rounded bay with curved glass windows, and a two-story porch supported by elegant Tuscan columns. Additional wings built in the 1920s reflect the change from a residence to a mortuary, which is now owned and operated by Duggan Dolan Mortuary.

Images

Lee Mantle House
Lee Mantle House Lee Mantle House (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll25 F33). Front to side view of the house, facing west to northwest on North Montana Street near the alley in the middle of the block. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Sept. 1981

Location

213 North Montana Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Lee Mantle House,” Story of Butte, accessed July 14, 2024, https://storyofbutte.org/items/show/2007.