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

Harry W. Turner House

Butte National Historic Landmark District

 
 
Harry W. Turner House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2021
1. Harry W. Turner House Marker
Inscription.  Local legend has it that in 1915, Harry W. Turner jacked up the one-story 1890s house on this lot and constructed a new first floor beneath it. Telltale evidence is found in the twelve-foot first-floor ceilings—a height not typically found in one-story Butte homes—and gas pipes only on the second floor. Turner, a pioneer in the field of electricity, came to Butte in 1892 as general manager of the Silver Bow Electric Light Company. That company and several others consolidated to form the Montana Power Company in 1912 and Turner served on the board of directors. Syrian-born David Khoury, manager of a New York City-based carpet import business, later owned the home. Khoury founded the Syrian Peace Society, predecessor of the still-active Lebanese Peace Lodge. Lucille Bunker, who lived here from the 1940s to 1979, was an acclaimed caterer and “inventor” of the Butte cocktail pasty—a miniature version of the Cornish miner’s lunch. The home features deeply corniced beamed ceilings, a library with leaded glass doors, and a third-floor ballroom.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
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Location. 46° 0.783′ N, 112° 32.917′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on West Broadway Street near North Alabama Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 830 West Broadway 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. Wynne-Conroy Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); James H. Rowe Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); 827 West Park (within shouting distance of this marker); 825 West Park (within shouting distance of this marker); 823 West Park (within shouting distance of this marker); John Gillie Home (within shouting distance of this marker); William Symons Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hodgens/Ryan Home (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
Harry W. Turner House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2021
2. Harry W. Turner House and Marker
Harry W. Turner House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2021
3. Harry W. Turner House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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