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

611 North Main Street

Butte National Historic Landmark District

 
 
611 North Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
1. 611 North Main Street Marker
Inscription.  Copper king William A. Clark and other prominent businessmen platted the Warren and Kingsbury Addition in 1878 just above Clark’s Original Mine. In 1888, a small wooden dwelling occupied this lot. This one-story duplex, with a rubble stone foundation, brick veneer, and corbelled cornice, replaced that home before 1900. That year, two families of mining engineers lived here: Charles and Nora McKenzie in the south half and Norwegian immigrants John and Magna Rude in the north half. Open space now surrounds the duplex, but by 1916 it shared the block with four boarding houses, several other duplexes, and small single family homes. The next year, longtime resident Margaret Wysong moved here with her husband James, a cable repairman at the Original Mine. James was working across the street at the Stewart Mine in 1923 when a jolt from a 2,400 volt wire electrocuted him, leaving Margaret a widow at age forty-eight. After James’s death, Margaret found a job as a “janitress” at the Hennessy Department store. A frequent hostess for card parties held by the St. Mary’s Parish, she remained in residence into the 1940s.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 1.081′ N, 112° 32.18′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on North Main Street near West Woolman Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 611 North Main 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. The Steward (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Original (Mine) (about 400 feet away); From The Ashes (about 400 feet away); Scott Block (about 700 feet away); 409 Alaska (about 700 feet away); Duggan Residence (about 800 feet away); Butte Miner's #1 Union Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
611 North Main Street House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
2. 611 North Main Street House and Marker
 
 
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 86 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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