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

Mountain View Church Parsonage

Butte National Historic Landmark District

 
 
Mountain View Church Parsonage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
1. Mountain View Church Parsonage Marker
Inscription.  When the Mountain View Methodist Episcopal Church located on the corner of Quartz and Montana in 1880, a small, narrow frame dwelling on this site served the early pastors. The congregation quickly outgrew its quarters and members broke ground for the present church in 1898. The parsonage underwent remodeling at about the same time, doubling its size and incorporating the older north half into the current design. Completed before 1900, the home is a superb example of the Queen Anne style. Its clapboard façade displays wonderful mixed ornamentation including dentils below the porch eaves; textured shingles; and a whimsical, inset, canted bay. Double geometric banding offsets the second story. Very fine vintage hand graining—the Victorian practice of applying a faux finish to imitate wood—covers the interior woodwork and that of the staircase. A succession of ministers and their families occupied the parsonage, usually serving a year before the church moved them on. Joseph Albritton, for example, served from 1900 to 1901. A few, including C. L. Bovard 1904-1906 and George Wolfe 1915-1920, served longer terms.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 0.927′ N, 112° 32.376′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on North Montana Street near West Quartz Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 North Montana 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. Mountain View Methodist Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); First Church of Christ, Scientist (within shouting distance of this marker); 125 West Copper (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Butte-Anaconda Historic District (about 400 feet away); Silver Bow County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Henry Jacobs House (about 400 feet away); Leonard Apartments (about 400 feet away); Silver Bow County Jail (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
Mountain View Church Parsonage and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
2. Mountain View Church Parsonage and Marker
The marker is at the left corner of the lot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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