“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Butte in Silver Bow County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)

Corby Residence

Butte National Historic Landmark District

Corby Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
1. Corby Residence Marker
Inscription.  A one-story wooden residence built between 1888 and 1890 marked the earliest development of this lot. A brick-veneered Queen Anne style cottage stood in its place by 1916. Smaller than its high style counterparts, the one-story residence still managed to reflect turn-of-the-century fashions with its jumble of rooflines, asymmetrical façade, octagonal front bay, decorative shingles, and spindle-work porch supports. Frugal builders often preferred to incorporate existing structures into new buildings; the narrow window on the north side wall suggests that the original 1880s-era home may have provided the core of the new residence. From 1900 through 1913, Joseph and Sena Corby lived here with their daughter Edith. A hoisting engineer, Corby came to Butte in 1887 from Pennsylvania. In 1891, Corby served as president of the Butte chapter of the Patriotic Order Sons of America, an organization known for its anti-immigrant and, especially, anti-Catholic sentiments. Despite this early association, he managed to gain enough respect among Butte’s heavily immigrant population to be elected mayor in 1907. 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
Location. 46° 1.001′ N, 112° 31.99′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on North Wyoming Street near East Copper Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 426 North Wyoming 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. Anaconda Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Duggan Residence (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lynching of Frank Little (about 600 feet away); St. Mary's Church (about 700 feet away); From The Ashes (about 700 feet away); The Original (Mine) (about 800 feet away); Butte (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tuttle Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
Corby Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
2. Corby Residence and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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