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

833 West Quartz

Butte National Historic Landmark District

 
 
833 West Quartz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
1. 833 West Quartz Marker
Inscription.  Butte architect H. M. Patterson designed this brick home for attorney John Colter in the 1890s. Semicircular windows in the gables, stone lintels, a prominent portico supported by Tuscan columns, and an inviting front porch ornament the residence. Henry Muntzer, founder of the Butte Brewery, purchased the property in 1901 for his wife Mary and their eight children. Family members lived here into the 1940s, adding the east addition before 1916. Butte’s Soroptimist Club purchased the residence in 1947 for $5,500. The charitable women’s organization campaigned tirelessly for funds to transform the house into a temporary “receiving home for dependent, neglected, abused, or abandoned children.” With volunteer help from Butte union members, the Soroptimists added four new rooms to the rear of the building, repaired the porches, updated the wiring, installed fire escapes, added a third bathroom, carpeted the floors, and built a playground. In its first ten years of operation, the home cared for over 1,700 children. After the Soroptimists moved in 1970, the residence fell into disrepair. It was rescued by Steve and Janet Hadnagy,
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 0.881′ N, 112° 32.923′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on West Quartz Street near North Excelsior Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 933 West Quartz 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. 834 West Quartz (a few steps from this marker); The Lillie (within shouting distance of this marker); 831 West Granite (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Jackson Davis Home (about 300 feet away); 821 West Granite (about 300 feet away); John E. Davis Home (about 300 feet away); 815 West Granite (about 300 feet away); Scovil Residence (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
833 West Quartz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
2. 833 West Quartz Marker
The marker is in the hedge to the left of the opening.
 
 
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 89 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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