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

Powers Residence

Butte National Historic Landmark District

 
 
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Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
1. Powers Residence Marker
Inscription.  For almost one hundred years, members of a single family lived in this Queen Anne style cottage. Carpenter R. R. Williams, who lived in the duplex next door, built the residence in 1898. By 1900, Irish immigrants John and Catherine Powers had purchased the home, where they lived with their infant daughter Margaret. John worked as a miner before going into real estate. By 1916, the Powers had improved the residence, replacing the outhouse with indoor plumbing, adding a rear screen porch, and installing a gambrel dormer to expand the attic’s storage capacity. After John and Catherine’s deaths, Margaret inherited the home. She lived here into the 1990s, joined for many years by her friend Virginia Orton. The seven-hundred-square-foot home features a projecting bay and many other Queen Anne style embellishments. These include stained glass, fish-scale shingles, turned wooden porch supports, a turned balustrade, and a spindle frieze—all mass produced and thus affordable to Butte’s working class. Such architectural ornamentation helped transform small houses like this one into much loved homes, as the Powers’ long residence testifies.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureNotable EventsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 0.827′ N, 112° 32.813′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on West Granite Street near North Clark Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 724 West Granite Street, 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. Boucher-Walker Home (within shouting distance of this marker); 803 West Granite (within shouting distance of this marker); 805 West Granite (within shouting distance of this marker); Hawke Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 815 West Granite (about 300 feet away); James H. Rowe Residence (about 400 feet away); 821 West Granite (about 400 feet away); Wynne-Conroy Residence (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
Powers Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
2. Powers Residence and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Jul. 12, 2024