1229 East Second Street

Butte Historic District

Spurred by the arrival of streetcar service, the South Butte neighborhood developed from east to west between 1890 and 1900. French-Canadian immigrants Peter and Lizzie Huotte owned this Queen Anne style cottage—built circa 1895—from 1898 to 1904. Peter, a blacksmith at the Parrot Smelter, and Lizzie, a homemaker, took fine care of the property. In 1905, they hired Hall Bros. real estate firm to sell their home for $1,700. Their newspaper ad included a picture and noted the home’s “tip-top condition,” potential bathroom, storeroom, and two-room rear cabin (now demolished) that rented for $9 a month. Miner Charles Fournier and his wife Bertha bought the house and rented the cabin to lumberyard worker John F. Siegel. Unfortunately, a thief ransacked the cabin in July 1905 and stole $29 from Siegel’s mattress. William and Agnes One moved here with their three teenage children in 1917. When William died in 1920, their married daughter Bernice and her husband Thomas Williams, a railroad switchman, joined the crowded family home. Agnes lived next door after 1934, while Thomas and Bernice remained in residence until 1945.


1229 E. Second St., Butte, MT View of facade Source: Google Streetview digital image Date: Aug 2021
1229 E. Second St. , Butte, MT View of facade Source: Property Record Card for 1229 E. Second St., Butte. On file at Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, Butte, MT. Date: 1959


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“1229 East Second Street,” Story of Butte, accessed June 6, 2023, https://storyofbutte.org/items/show/3377.