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

Virginia Apartments

Butte National Historic Landmark District

 
 
Virginia Apartments Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2021
1. Virginia Apartments Marker
Inscription.  Excellence of design, thoughtful planning and careful owners have allowed this exceptional apartment building to survive the test of time. Essentially unchanged inside and out, the four-story building on its prominent corner is an excellent example of Butte’s early twentieth century urban character. Woodwork handsomely finished in mahogany, hardwood floors, French doors, and plenty of natural lighting combined with well-designed space to offer moderately affluent couples and small families a marvelous alternative to the single-family home. The twenty-five studio units are just as gracious and comfortable today as when they were built in 1916. Most apartments feature a living room, dining room, sleeping alcove, and small modernized kitchen. Originally, a Murphy bed tucked into an adjoining walk-in closet converted the dining room to a bedroom. Even the Otis elevator, which carried the first residents to their respective floors, is still in service.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture
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Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 0.601′ N, 112° 32.513′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on South Washington Street near West Silver Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 230 South Washington 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. St. James Hospital Nurses Dormitory (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Patrick's Catholic Church (about 400 feet away); 423-425 West Mercury (about 400 feet away); 431 West Mercury (about 400 feet away); H. Fred and Sophia Gamer Residence (about 500 feet away); Lynch Residence (about 500 feet away); B'nai Israel Temple (about 600 feet away); St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal (South) Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
Virginia Apartments and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2021
2. Virginia Apartments and Marker
The marker is to the right of the arched entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Jul. 24, 2024