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Butte in Silver Bow County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

125 North Main

Butte National Historic Landmark District

 
 
125 North Main Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
1. 125 North Main Marker
Inscription.  Like its immediate neighbors, this is one of Butte’s earliest substantial buildings. Dating before 1884, it documents various periods of use through a distinct sequence of visible alterations. The ground floor commercial space was originally occupied by a jeweler and a tailor. Furnished rooms were available at the back and upstairs, accessed by an interior stairway. The upper windows with their graceful brick arches are typical of this earliest period. A dry goods/notions and millinery shop next shared the commercial storefront. Butte architect H. M. Patterson designed a new façade in 1895, connecting this address with the two buildings to the south. The cast-iron pilasters of that remodeling remain visible next door. In 1900, an inner doorway opened into J. V. Harmon’s saloon at 123 North Main. Clothing store owner Samuel Clerke installed the metal cornice in 1910, further linking numbers 123 and 125. By 1930, Hoenck’s Fur Shop occupied this building, once again separating the two addresses. Art Deco style metal sheathing, added circa 1940, further chronicles the building’s alterations as its function changed over time.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 0.863′ N, 112° 32.156′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on North Main Street near West Granite Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 North Main, Butte MT 59701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 123 North Main Street (a few steps from this marker); Len Waters Music (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank, Butte (within shouting distance of this marker); Hennessy Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hirbour Block (within shouting distance of this marker); 13 West Broadway (within shouting distance of this marker); Butte Miner Building - Butte Floral Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Napton (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
125 North Main Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
2. 125 North Main Building and Marker
125 North Main image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
3. 125 North Main
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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