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

Scott Block

Butte National Historic Landmark District

 
 
Scott Block Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
1. Scott Block Marker
Inscription.  Single copper miners found ample accommodations at this fine boarding house, built in 1897 by the Scott family. The handsome brick building with its full-height opposing bays, transomed windows, bracketed wood cornice, and central name plate illustrates an urban solution to a mining camp problem: adequate and ample housing for single men. In 1910, boardinghouse keeper Mrs. Mary Long had thirteen lodgers, and all but one a postal clerk worked in the copper mining industry. Rented rooms were on the second and third floors. Mrs. Long had her own rooms on the ground floor, where she prepared meals and served her boarders. Extensive rehabilitation between 1991 and 1994 included a new metal roof like the original and restoration of interior transoms and rosette-trimmed woodwork. During these efforts, owners found a Prohibition Era treasure: concealed under the furnace room floor were two intact whiskey barrels.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
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. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 0.969′ N, 112° 32.208′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on West Copper Street near North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 West Copper 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. Butte Miner's #1 Union Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Butte National Historic Landmark District (within shouting distance of this marker); The Auditor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quartz Street Fire Station (about 300 feet away); The Original (Mine) (about 300 feet away); 409 Alaska (about 300 feet away); From The Ashes (about 300 feet away); Tuttle Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
Scott Block and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
2. Scott Block and Marker
Scott Block image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
3. Scott Block
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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